Happy Birthday, Mr Kyrle – Ross-on-Wye Primary Schools – May 2017

Various organisations in Ross-on-Wye worked together to put on a day of celebrations for the 380th birthday of their most famous “all round good egg” John Kyrle.

As a part of this event Brampton Abbotts, Bridstow and Walford Primary Schools came to St Mary’s Church for a workshop day where the task was to create 5 films about the great man that would then be on display for visitors to the Sunday event. You can view these at or by visiting St Mary’s Church and scanning the QR codes that will remain in the building for some while.

MrKyrle website

The children were assisted by a number of adults from St Mary’s congregation (who had their own workshop afternoon prior to develop their film making skills) and by local historian Jon Hurley who’s book “In Search of John Kyrle: The Man of Ross” was invaluable for the historical background to the project.

Garway Primary School – “A Sense of Place” – May 2017

Garway Primary School’s grounds work week this year was a creative response to their village, timed to coincide with the building of the new village community centre.

Children in Y5&6 created a website for the project and uploaded work from the whole school. This then became the basis for  QR code trail during their open day just before half term and will be extended to the whole village so that residents and visitors can enjoy the work the children have done (Wi-Fi signal permitting of course!)

Garway Site

Back to the Future with Barneby – Bredenbury Primary

A wonderful film, scripted, directed and filmed by the children with support from Hugh Farey, local history expert and actor, and Herefordshire Computing Support. The main subject of the the film is William Henry Barneby, a local Victorian benefactor and builder of Bredenbury School. The children bring him to 2017 and show him around three key buildings. They have a wonderful history lesson in the process.