During the autumn term of the First World War commemoration years (2014 to 2018) Year 6 pupils study the causes and impact of the war on their local community, focussing in particular on the lives of our 25 parishioners.

In November 2015, close to Remembrance Sunday, the class attended a learning session presented by Lancashire County Council Community Heritage Department at Rawtenstall Library. During the session the pupils were able to research records, both digital and hard-copy, including newspapers, maps, photographs and other material, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the war.

The session also focussed on soldier Ben Pooley and was attended by two of his living relatives who were able to answer questions about Ben and show the pupils his medals and other possessions which they held.

Year 6 Lesson Plans