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Face to a Name Project

This week students presented their research topics for our Face to a Name Project as part of their yearbook task. The effort and quality of research was excellent and these will later be used as part of the book the OC will publish for this project.

The video below shows a sample of some of these great presentations.

Australian Army Infantry Museum Excursion

On Wednesday the OC visited the Australian Army Infantry Museum at Singleton as part of their research for the Face to a Name Project. We met with the museum’s curator, Mr John Land, who gave us a tour of the museum and also provided the students with lots of interesting facts about World War 1 and resources to assist us with completing our research.

MsArmstrong's Army Museum Excursion album on Photobucket

The students had a great day and particularly enjoyed trying on some different uniforms and handling equipment. Thank you to Mrs Law for accompanying us on our excursion and to Mr Land for providing us with this valuable learning experience.

Face to a Name Project

Today the OC had a special visit from Mrs Bronwyn Law to introduce the Face to a Name Project that our students will be participating in. Face to a Name is a school based research project that traces the stories of war veterans whose names appear on our school Honour Board and local community war memorials sites. The research identifies a face and a story behind those names, personalising and localising war history for students, revealing the journey from school to the battlefront and the impact of war on the local community.

Mrs Bronwyn Law is an education specialist and community advocate in Newcastle. She will be assisting our students and community with the undertaking of this project.

If you have a relative who fought in World War 1 and this person attended Tighes Hill Public School, we would love to hear your story. You can contact us at school or Mrs Bronwyn Law on 0408271507.

Cooper with Mrs Bronwyn Law. Cooper is dressed in Mrs Law’s grandfather’s uniform from World War 1.