Thursday 30th June, 2016
Thamesview School, Peace Fields Project ceremony was attended by over 1000 participants from local primary schools, staff, volunteers, supporters and distinguish guests. Special guest Simon Louagie, Head of Education, The Peace Village, Messines, Belgium, said, ‘It is a privilege to be invited to Thamesview School on this prestigious occasion.’ ‘I believe that Thamesview’s Peace Field will provide teachers across all subjects the perfect educational tool for teaching the values of humanitarianism.’
Adam Holloway MP for Gravesham, said, ‘The Peace Fields Project is a wonderful way to educate children about the First World War and to engage with young people on the importance of commemoration.’
Harry Ingham, Headteacher, Thamesview School and John Carmichael, NED, International Children’s Football Alliance, signed the Declaration for Peace. John Carmichael, said, ‘Thamesview School have shown vision and aptitude for creative learning through facilitating the Peace Fields Project’. ‘Many pupils that come to learn at Thamesview School will benefit from the Peace Fields Project’.
Rosalind Meredith, Head of Education, Maidstone Museum, said, ‘The Thamesview School exhibition was a good display of their Peace Field Project work which they should all be proud of’
A blessing at Thamesview School by The Reverend Canon Chris Stone, Rector of Gravesend spoke about the importance of peace for future generations.
Primary link schools participated in the Thamesview Peace Games. There was clearly a lot of talented you sports players on view and all their games were played in the spirit of the Peace Fields Project.
Twinning Ceremony Programme
Thamesview Ceremony Guest Information
Thamesview Ceremony Procedure
Insight to First World War nursing.
What the pupils said.
‘Since secondary this was the best trip yet’. ‘It was very interactive’. ‘It was fun’. ‘It was interesting the way we interacted’. ‘I learnt a lot’. ‘It was entertaining’. ‘We learnt a lot about the uniforms, food and the guns’. ‘It was fun. I learnt a lot’. ‘It was good because we could dress up’. ‘I enjoyed the role play’. ‘I like it when people could dress up’. ‘It was so interesting’. ‘It was interactive and enjoyable to listen to’. ‘I enjoyed the Maidstone Museum session because we learnt a lot and got involved with role play which helped us learn’. ‘The show made it interesting’. ‘It was entertaining’.
Gateways to the First World War
Lecture by Dr Emma Hannah
At University of Kent
Thamesview School attended the Gateways to the First World War lecture given by Dr Emma Hannah. The lecture was an important part of the school’s Peace Fields Project. Students will use their notes to help research and compile an exhibition of their work which will be displayed at their Peace Field twinning ceremony in June 2016.
Kent County Council’s, Libraries, Registration and Archives
Thamesview School hosted their first Peace Fields Project workshop facilitated by the NCFA and Kent County Councils, Libraries, Registration and Archives. The workshop introduced the PFP and looked at how to research First World War One history in the community. Mr Martel, Project Manager, said, ‘The response from the pupils was very positive. There are some great ideas being discussed and everyone is looking forward to starting work on it’.