Welcome to Lingey House Primary School
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Our School Banner how it all began....
Lingey House Primary school was asked by David Douglas to join the Wardley Banner Association. We became firm friends and attended the unveiling of the new Follonsby banner in May 2011 and then children, parents and staff accompanied David and the banner to Durham for the Gala and the blessing of the banner in the cathedral in July 2011 . Our children met Tony Benn at the cathedral and later asked him if he would do us the honour of being featured on the school banner, which at that time was in the early days of planning. He agreed and we were delighted.
From September 2011 our Year 5 and 6 children have taken part in a topic called 'Who are we? Who were they?' which looked into the local heritage of mining. The children have worked with Helen Barker from Beamish Museum, they have been involved in the bicentenary of the Felling Pit disaster. The Lingey House Choir sang Mining songs during a full council meeting. They also recorded a CD of the mining songs with the help of Gateshead College and have had lots of success selling copies to help with the Banner Fund.
The choir sang in the chapel at Beamish to commemorate the Felling Pit disaster and also sang at the Wardley Gala on July 1st.
The art club and the school council helped to plan our school banner, they took inspiration from the Follonsby banner but made the Lingey Banner very much their own. Two school Governors, Councillor Peter Mole and ex-miner Stephen Iley feature on the Banner alongside ex-local MP Ellen Wilkinson, who led the Jarrow March. She was also a Minister for Education. We are the only Banner to feature a woman!
We were delighted when Tony Benn said he would come to school and unveil the banner on July 13th prior to the banner having its first outing to the Durham Miners Gala on the 14th July 2012.
Our Headteacher said, ‘The children of Lingey House now have a clear picture of the history of their area. It was the aim to ensure they have respect for the past and the terrible conditions their mining ancestors endured. Our link with David and the Follonsby Banner Committee gave us inspiration to create our own Banner. Lingey House is scheduled for a new building in the near future. It is fitting that the old and the new features on our Banner. It links the past with our children’s vision for the future, as does the Follonsby Banner from 1938. The children have led the project from start to finish and to have Tony Benn unveil the Lingey House Banner is the dream start to the Banner’s journey’.
Our Glass Fish Sculpture at The National Gallery London.
In 2011 our glass sculpture was included in the 'Take One Picture' exhibition in the National Gallery London. We were all very proud to visit London and see our work on show.