Heroes and Villains - A local hero

24th September 2012

Year 5 and 6 were recently visited by Gordon Harper, who delivered a presentation on local hero Corporal John Harper, who won the Victoria Cross in World War 2.

Corporal Harper was a former Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School student, who lost his life in 1944, whilst fighting in Belgium.  He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for his bravery during combat.

The visit gave the children the opportunity to understand the sacrifices made by people during the war, and ultimately the impact this has had.  The presentation also emphasised the history and importance of our twinning with Merksplas.

Thank you to Gordon Harper for hard work and lively delivery.