Calling young history detectives

Published: Wednesday 4th October 17

The fourth annual Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Awards for Schools is now accepting entries.

Last year's winner

The competition is open to all borough schools at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. The winning school will win a £1000 prize, medals and a plaque, plus there will be prizes for the runners up. Pupils, parents, teachers and head teachers from each of the winning schools will be invited to a Town Hall prize giving evening.

There will also be a chance to enter a poster competition and the winning entry will be displayed on poster sites around the borough.

The 2017 competition was won by Our Lady of Victories School who explored the history of their area. Two schools were Highly Commended: St Boniface School, Tooting which researched the history of Mr Drouet’s Establishment for Pauper Children, and All Saints, Putney which looked at the story behind the Putney Velodrome and Ranelagh House. Each team won £600 for their school.

The competition is sponsored by Greenwich Leisure Limited, the council’s library and heritage service contractor.

If you are interest in entering your school, email

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This is a great idea. Local history and heritage is so important, and the young people must have had great fun carrying out their researches.
susan lofthouse

5 October 2017