Darland High School – Miners from Gresford Colliery

Events and News feature holding image - 220x140This project is part of the Welsh Government’s Remembering the First World War – £1000 grant for secondary schools in Wales scheme. Every secondary school in Wales has the opportunity to apply to receive up to £1,000 to develop creative and innovative projects to commemorate the First World War. For more information and guidance on how to apply, click here.

*All text has been provided by the school

Our idea:

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What contributions to the war effort did the miners from Gresford Colliery make during the First World War?

Between June and November 2014 the school will help Year 9 students collate information on their community a hundred years ago at the outbreak of the War.


  • They will create an archive of material from the local community and link with Wrexham and Chester Museums.
  • They will invite primary school children into school for workshops on the First World War and to introduce their Centenary project.
  • They will advertise in the school newsletter and local papers for information regarding individuals who worked at Gresford Colliery and served in the First World War. It is also the 80th anniversary of the Gresford Mining Disaster (22nd September 1934) so there will most likely be a great deal of interest locally.
  • Year 9 learners will create an archive of materials that can be displayed in the school library (October 2014).