20th November 2017
Letter – Minnie Pit
Minnie Pit Letter
As some of you will be aware the school is very close to the old Minnie Pit mine.
January next year marks the 100th anniversary of the worst mining disaster in Staffordshire which occurred on January 12th 1918 at the Minnie Pit. 155 men and boys lost their lives on that day and this had a massive impact on the community and not least the school where some of the boys had attended just a few weeks before.
The school would like to commemorate and pay their respects to the families who lost their loved ones on that day.
We are hosting a public meeting at the school on Saturday 25th November between 10 and 12 and would much appreciate your involvement. We are aiming to involve the pupils as part of the community march as well as participating in other ways through the creative arts as a school.
Many of the family surnames are the same as pupils still in the school and we will be asking these pupils in particular to participate as well as those pupils who currently live in the same houses where the men set off from on that fateful morning.
We would like as many parents and pupils to attend the meeting as possible in order to discuss possible involvement.
Tracey Robbins – Associate Assistant Principal