WWI - Heritage Lottery Fund

We are very proud and grateful to have been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support our WWI events.


Email from Chairman of Middlewich RBL

"I had several very positive comments from people about Hollys clear and confident reading at the Service (11.11.158). She did exceptionally well in front of such a huge crowd.

Please convey our thanks to her.


Ken Kingston"


Feedback on the arts review commemorating WW1 centenary from guests

We cannot thank you enough for such a brilliant portrayal of the 100 years celebration. Many thanks to both pupils and staff. It was been wonderful (Mr & Mrs Foster - Middlewich Royal British Legion)

Very moving and emotional. Well done to all the pupils for telling us the story of WW1. (Mrs Francis - Middlewich Royal British Legion)

Excellent assembly. A lot of thought had been given and everyone was included. It was very emotional. (Mrs Scarlett - Middlewich Royal British Legion)

Well done Cledford, an excellent performance. Smiles, tears and all engaged in the WW1 project. An honour to be with the children and leaders. (Mrs Leathwood - Middlewich Royal British Legion & Middlewich Heritage Society)

Very hard work on behalf of staff and pupils. The young pupils have learned the meaning of 'we will remember them'. (Mr Kingston - Chairman, Middlewich Royal British Legion)

Remembrance service / arts review: A wonderfully poignant afternoon. Brilliant job! We both enjoyed it. (Mr & Mrs Walmsley - Middlewich Mayor and Mayoress)


Feedback from parents - WW1 Arts Review - 09.11.18

What an amazing experience; the staff and children have worked very hard

An amazing performance by all children. Staff worked very hard. Great experience.

What an amazing arts performance! It's so lovely to see the school educating the children about our country's history. Fantastic again!

Thank you Cledford. Absolutely fabulous effort by all children and staff. Thank you to all the staff for all your hard work and well done to the children of Cledford!

Amazing performance by the whole school and brought to tears by Y6

Great performance by all in assembly for Remembrance Sunday. Y6 brought all to tears. Excellent work

Well done to all he children for showing their understanding and appreciation for those who fought so bravely to protect our country and way of life


Community feedback on the arts review commemorating WW1 centenary

Bill Walmsley (Middlewich Mayor): Very moving. The children did a brilliant job and learned a lot along the way.

It was absolutely stunning and very emotional. Well done to all staff involved. The children were outstanding.

It was amazing, the kids were outstanding, fetched a tear to my eye a few times.

It was fantastic, very moving, thought year 6’s singing was beautiful.

Very moving performance by all children! Well done to all involved!

It was a beautiful performance, very touching. Well done everyone involved.

Fantastic performance by all the children, well done to all at Cledford for such a moving tribute.

Brilliant, moving performance that Cledford can be proud of. Well done children and staff.

Excellent performances by all year groups, staff and pupils should be very proud of themselves.


Feedback from Royal British Legion - Middlewich

Fantastic visit to Cledford telling the story of Middlewich in the 'Great War'.

Teachers and pupils were brilliant; well done with your work.


Email from Chairman of Middlewich RBL

"Please convey my thanks to Thomas  for his distinct and clear delivery of the names, ranks and regiments/services on Saturday 20th October 2018.

This contributed to the success of this event.

Thank you.

Ken Kingston"



We had Stay & Get Arty sessions making poppies:

EYFS & KS1 Stay & Get Arty - 2nd October

Lots of things to do, thank you for letting us join in with the kids

A great event with lots of good ideas, simple but effective ideas that parents could easily get involved in

Both my children loved it. It's nice to see them in the school environment having fun and learning. They need a bigger house with bigger walls for their art exhibition!

We really enjoyed Stay & Get Arty, we had lots of fun spending time together and getting creative as we love getting creative together

Lovely ideas, my son and his little sibling really enjoyed it!

Thank you very much for staying and running the Stay & Get Arty session. We have thoroughly enjoyed creating our poppies. The variety of media was really inspiring for my girls. Thank you!

Great idea and fun. My daughter loves art, craft and couldn't stop! Thanks to all the staff for giving up their time. Thank you

Another great session that we have attended. I really enjoy coming to these and being involved in doing things together in school

Thank you for asking parents to join in with clubs, we had great fun getting creative together

Thank you for the get arty, my daughter really enjoyed drawing and making poppies


We had several visitors into school week beginning 24th September, to work with the children.

The visitors had the below comments about Cledford:

Thank you so much! Really lovely supportive staff and friendly pupils! Enjoyed working on World War 1. Some very perceptive responses to the drama. (North West Drama)

It has been an absolute pleasure working with the children of Cledford Primary School over the last 2 days during their WWI workshops. They have shown creativity, co-operation and empathy. Thank you and I hope to see you again. (North West Drama)

Had a wonderful week sewing with the children. They are so creative and excited to learn new skills. Thank you for inviting me to your school. (Jo Lucas)

Great day with EYFS and KS1 learning about Remembrance & the Great War. Enjoyable day for both presenter and pupils. (The Tommy Teaches)



Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD