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70,273 Remembrance Project

Posted on 15th Dec

We are delighted to report that the students, staff and parents of Waldegrave School, along with the help of Mrs Bassett and the students from Teddington School, and Mrs Marker and the students from The Richmond upon Thames School, have successfully completed five massive quilts as part of The 70,273 Project.

Mrs Davies is extremely proud of the efforts of students and staff at all three schools who embraced this fabulous community project and who have exceeded her original target of creating 1000 blocks as there are over 1500 in the five finished quilts.  Special thanks also go to the amazing group of parents and staff who came to Waldegrave to sew all the blocks together.

The blocks have been stitched into quilts and will be displayed in major cathedrals around the world to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day. Our quilts will be on display in the nave of Rochester Cathedral from 19 January and then in Rochester Guildhall until the middle of March. However, Rochester is just the start of the tour for the Waldegrave Quilts as they go on their way, around this and other countries blanketing the world in love.

The project was shown recently on the BBC SOUTH EAST NEWS  https://vimeo.com/243350339.

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