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Heritage Schools in Halesowen

A group of Halesowen schools exhibited their local heritage work at the end of the summer term. Following a Heritage Schools teacher training event earlier in the school year, the schools planned a range of projects celebrating Halesowen's heritage. Halesowen College kindly offered to host the exhibition and a subsequent training event for teachers.

Teachers and pupils view exhibition panels
The exhibition was followed by a training event for teachers © Historic England

Lutley Primary pupils exhibited a set of sketches of local buildings. Pupils from St Margaret's at Hasbury Church of England Primary focused on the history of nail making and button manufacturing in the town. They were supported by Mr Grove, who used to run the Grove Button factory in Halesowen.

Panel displaying the heritage drawings by schoolchildren.
Pupils from St Margaret’s at Hasbury C of E Primary drew sketches of local buildings, including the former Lyttleton Cinema and a nearby nail maker’s cottage © Historic England

Hurst Green Primary School completed a whole school heritage study. Their work included an architectural tour of Hurst Green, a study of changing land use, a 'Through the Keyhole' study of the families of Long Lane, regeneration plans for Shell Corner. Year six pupils worked in partnership with Leasowes High School to produce poppies to commemorate First World War soldiers buried in Blackheath and Quinton.

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