Springhead primary school top of the class with national first history award

A DELIGHTED Springhead primary school is top of the class after becoming the first in the country to be awarded a Quality Mark for History Gold Award.

Mrs Liz Oliver and Nina Jones with the award
Mrs Liz Oliver and Nina Jones with the award

Knowsley Junior School received the accolade from The Historical Association for their outstanding quality of teaching, curriculum, enrichment project and community links over the last 12 months.

Mrs Liz Oliver, who is the school’s history subject leader, said: “We’re very proud to be the first primary school in the country to receive the gold award.

“There are strict criteria to fill and an inspection and now we hope the school will be seen as a beacon of outstanding history and learning.”

The school will be reassessed in three years and in the meantime other schools across the country will be working towards achieving the prestigious award.

Knowsley’s passion for history was plain to see as staff and pupils alike turned back the clock during a Victorian Week last month.

Classrooms were transformed and the school fell under Victorian rule as students learned about Victorian children at school and work, Victorian Springhead and the cotton industry.

And for one day only pupils and staff donned Victorian dress – with canes and dunces hats also on show – to round off the week of themed lessons and activities.

VICTORIAN WEEK: Louise Lowther, Caitlin Barrass, headmistress Vanessa Payne, Liz Oliver, (Front L-R) Aleeza Ali, Elyssia Buckley, Tony Griffiths, Libby-May Hilton, Toby Graham, Victoria McWhirter and Lucy Walker
VICTORIAN WEEK: Louise Lowther, Caitlin Barrass, headmistress Vanessa Payne, Liz Oliver, (Front L-R) Aleeza Ali, Elyssia Buckley, Tony Griffiths, Libby-May Hilton, Toby Graham, Victoria McWhirter and Lucy Walker

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