Hardwicke Historians

Six pupils from Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy joined fourteen other schools, all members of Gloucester Schools’ Partnership, at Gloucester Cathedral to celebrate the culmination of their history project, ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ Pupils had researched the history of Hardwicke School and the local area; then had prepared interactive displays for pupils from other schools to discover and share the results of their investigations.


"At Hardwicke, we had spent an exciting week just before Easter dedicated to learning about our school,” said Martin Bragg, Principal. "Parents, friends, Gloucestershire Archives and members of the local community all helped to create a fantastic bank of resources including old photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, nineteenth century log books and inspectors’ reports. During the week we found a seventeenth century musket-ball on our field while metal detecting! We also conducted archaeological digs, studied documents, interviewed ex-pupils and re-enacted Victorian classrooms.”


"We were made very welcome at the Cathedral. Having been greeted by the Dean, we were given a fascinating ‘Pilgrims’ Tour’ by the Education staff and were privileged to be given the opportunity to bury a time capsule in the grounds whilst the Canon read a prayer written especially for us.”


The six budding historians and archaeologists, thoroughly enjoyed telling other pupils all about their discoveries. “We were thrilled to learn that Hardwicke School, founded in 1840, was the oldest establishment present! The children visited all the stalls and chatted to pupils from across Gloucester to learn about the history of each of the schools. Our group of Hardwicke Historians were excellent ambassadors for the school,’ said Mr Bragg.  A wonderful day was had by all. “It was the best day ever!” commented Oscar (Year 2).

Webpage icon DGAT Readathon 2019 is here!
Webpage icon Bibury C of E Primary School joins DGAT as of 1st February 2019
Webpage icon Race for Life 2018
Webpage icon Longney C of E Primary Academy celebrate Sports Day
Webpage icon Leading Mastery and Embedding Mindsets at Longney C of E Primary Academy
Webpage icon Community snow support!
Webpage icon St Lawrence C of E Primary School joins DGAT
Webpage icon Readathon 2018
Webpage icon Coaley C of E Primary Academy joins DGAT
Webpage icon Longney C of E Primary Academy - BBC Radio Gloucestershire's school of the week
Webpage icon DGAT schools celebrate Christmas
Webpage icon KS1 Macmillan Coffee Morning at Hardwicke
Webpage icon Welcome to Helen Springett
Webpage icon St John's and Clearwater C of E Primary Academies and Dursley Nursery join DGAT
Webpage icon Celebrating Every Child at Winchcombe Abbey
Webpage icon Winchcombe Abbey are Outstanding!
Webpage icon Clearwater C of E Primary Academy
Webpage icon St James’ C of E Primary School Joins DGAT
Webpage icon Dedication of Winchcombe Abbey New Build
Webpage icon Ofsted judge that Primrose Hill has 'improved rapidly' since becoming an academy
Webpage icon Longney School closed today
Webpage icon Winchcombe Abbey judged as 'Outstanding ' by church school inspector
Webpage icon Trust awarded new Free School in Gloucester
Webpage icon Dursley judged outstanding
Webpage icon Pupils Head for County Gymnastics Championships