Schoolchildren from Telford and Wrekin Discover their Mining Heritage
In Telford and Wrekin, pupils from John Randall Primary School and Priorslee Primary Academy contributed to the making of a short film encouraging schools to study their coal mining heritage.
The stars were the pupils who were enthusiastic, professional and good humoured. In the film, the pupils conveyed a clear sense of why studying their coal mining heritage is so important to them.
Central to the film were the 'Granville Boys', a group of former Granville Colliery miners who are committed to supporting schools in learning about the history of coal mining. They visit schools with their kit, equipment and memories. They have now presented to over 400 pupils since the summer of 2015.
The film's successful completion highlights Historic England's growing range of partnerships. The film was directed, filmed and produced by film makers Nick Fogg and Mike Smart. Some filming was completed on location at the National Coal Mining Museum of England, near Wakefield. The NCM gave free access, above and below ground, and were hugely supportive of the project. Filming also took place on location with the support of residents of Priorslee Village, St Michael's Church in Madeley and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust at Blists Hill.
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