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Schools learn about Walter during this period of remembrance

6 November 2019

The Northampton Town Community Trust hosted pupils from across the county on Wednesday to teach them about Walter Tull.

Over 100 pupils from partner schools Millway Primary, Irthlingborough Junior and Quinton House were all in attendance at the PTS Academy Stadium.

The workshops included a fact-finding mission to understand what Walter’s life was like and how this shaped him and his legacy. The second part of the workshop saw pupils creating their own shape poems designed around a poppy with the focus of the poem being about Walter or the war.

The Walter Tull Workshops are developed with the FA Youth group and look to counter discrimination by promoting equality and inclusion, regardless of race, gender, sexuality and age through exciting and engaging activities.

The Northampton Town Community Trust have also partnered with FURD - An anti-racist project that uses the power of football to educate society, and in particular young people, about the dangers of racism to give each pupil a comic book about Walter Tull.

Schools and Workforce Development Manager Lucan Burge was happy to see so many pupils learning about Walter and said:
"It has been a pleasure inviting our partner schools down to find out more about a very famous Cobbler. I hope that all pupils have taken something away from the day and enjoy the free comic that will hopefully allow them to educate others in their schools.”

If your school would like more information on a Walter Tull Workshop being hosted in your school, please contact Anna Letts by email at


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