Somme 100

Guests were invited along to see the  Somme 100 museum created by pupils of Barrow Hill Primary School before joining members of FOSTA who laid a wreath at the war memorial to commemorate the first day of the Battle.  The Chair of FOSTA presented the school with a copy of the Barrow Hill and Hollingwood Roll of Honour which has been published as part of the lottery funded WW1 project, “Barrow Hill: A Community Remembers.”


Village Open Day

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Mayor canalThe Barrow Hill Heritage Trail was officially launched by the Mayor of Chesterfield on Saturday at a village open day.

With displays, demonstrations, Victorian characters and activities, everyone had a fun-filled day.

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From the Derbyshire Times…. updated

BHPS ParisThe world is a dark place at the moment after recent terrorist attacks – but big-hearted pupils at one Derbyshire school are set to spread some happiness.

Youngsters from Barrow Hill Primary School are going to make cakes and hand them out to strangers in Staveley town centre on Friday.

The children decided to carry out the acts of kindness and put smiles on people’s faces after learning about Friday’s terror atrocities in Paris which left at least 129 citizens dead and 350 injured. Extremists targeted bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France. The group calling itself Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The day before the killings in the French capital, extremists from the same death cult murdered at least 41 people in two suicide bombings in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Craig Heeley, a teacher of year five and year six pupils at the school, said: “It’s always quite difficult dealing with this kind of news with children of primary school age, but together we have come to the decision that the best way we can help and support the people of Paris is by spreading some happiness within our own community.”

On the school’s Facebook page, Jonathan Da Silva said: “I live in Paris but all my family lives in Barrow Hill. This village makes me proud to be British, proud to be French. And I know that these children, our tomorrow’s hope, will bring back love and joy to the world. From France, thank you very much Barrow Hill Primary School. You can be proud of you.”

In Staveley Market Place:

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