Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards 2018

Our project about Roesia de Verdun, founder of Grace Dieu Priory, which resulted in an 18 minute drama film performed by 11 year old children from Grace Dieu Manor School, won the "Bringing Heritage Alive" category in the Heritage Awards.

Wendy Freer receiving the award with Margaret Kewell, Head Teacher of Grace Dieu Manor School.
Pupils from Grace Dieu Manor School enact the mystery story of what happened to the body of Roesia de Verdun, foundress of Grace Dieu Priory, between the dissolution of the priory in 1538 and the present day. This project was partly funded by North West District Leicestershire Small Grant scheme.

This is a trailer. The full film can also be purchased from Grace Dieu Manor School on DVD. See our Facebook page for up-to-date information on screenings.





Our project about Ann Ayre Hely, a Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone was awarded Highly Commended in the "Best Research Project" category.

Wendy Freer and Mary Barker receiving the award.
The project resulted in a 30 minute drama film featuring Mary Barker as Ann Ayre Hely, a book written by Wendy Freer, a temporary exhibition and a school resource pack.

We were also successful in nominating Ann Ayre Hely for a Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque.
More information about the project on our Ravenstone page but here is the film:
Ann Ayre Hely





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