Marton: School pupils walk back in time by designing heritage trail

British international athlete Amy Grocock was the special guest at the opening of Marton Primary School's heritage trail
British international athlete Amy Grocock was the special guest at the opening of Marton Primary School's heritage trail

Having secured for a Heritage Lottery Grant, the children at Marton Primary School have designed a heritage trail for their community and visitors to enjoy.

They learned about the history of buildings, jobs and traditions in Marton and designed colourful plaques that demonstrate their respect for the rich heritage of the village.

Elite Signs in Gainsborough were commissioned to produce the signs and Nick Tinker from the business invited the children to visit and see how the designs are made.

Headteacher, Ben Stephenson said the visit was a great experience for the children and enabled them to be involved with every aspect of the project.

The children at the school involved the Parish Council and consulted with homeowners.

There are nine plaques positioned in a circular route around the village each with a QR code linking to further information online.

The children spoke to locals and gathered old photographs and newspaper clippings which can be found on the school local history website.

Great Britain athlete Amy Grocock officially opened the trail and community members walked the trail and enjoyed a picnic.

The children showcased their project in the Lincolnshire Show Schools Challenge last week and came second in their category.