The 2012 Schools Project


The Additional Burial Ground reflects the life of the community and the changes that have taken place over 200 years. A Schools’ Project was set up in 2012 as part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the ABG and is aimed at:

  • helping local primary school children to explore the history of their community,
  • illustrating the diversity of inspirational people who lived in their area,
  • encouraging them to discover new role models, and
  • enabling them to share their discoveries.


Five schools took part

Devonshire House Preparatory School, Hampstead

Emmanuel Church of England School, West Hampstead

Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School

New End Primary School, Hampstead

St Michaels School, Camden Town


The project

Using the Resource Sheets, schools chose personalities to study. Each school produced a portfolio of activities based around the people chosen and the results were on display as part of the Flower Festival.

Children were able to share experiences, see each other’s work, go on tours of the graveyard and participate in fun activities.



The tours worked out really well and in my opinion flowed seamlessly. The children have been talking about what they found out and learned with enthusiasm. Each class has now come up with some amazing ideas for the project and are about to embark on preparing and making them …


All the children enjoyed the trails and were engaged. They continued to talk about their learning when they came back to school. The costumes were a triumph, the children loved dressing up …

We are have lots of fun thank you..

The way you moved around the trail was perfect and long enough for each class. The ‘pitch’ in relation to language and description if each character was spot on considering you had to keep adjusting to the age range …


This page was last updated on February 5th, 2013.


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