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Town's IRA bombing to be taught in schools
2:20pm Monday 17th December 2012 in News
THE story of how the IRA bomb decimated Bridge Street in 1993 is to be introduced into the curriculum for primary school children.
AN education task group has been set up to ensure that the bombing which saw Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball killed is taught in schools.
The decision was made following a meeting between Clr Mike Hannon, deputy leader of the council, the Rev Stephen Kingsnorth and a group of head teachers from Warrington primary schools at the Town Hall.
Clr Mike Hannon said: "We will never forget what happened that day or how we remained united as a town as we moved forward together.
“This is why we believe it is important that generations of Warrington children are given the opportunity to understand what happened and to learn about the legacies that have come as a result.
"We are aiming to introduce this in time for the start of the new school year in September 2013 to coincide with the 20th anniversary year and I look forward to working with schools on this important topic."
The task group will also consider other areas of the town’s history including Oliver Cromwell, the Town Hall, Cultural Quarter, Cenotaph and River Mersey.
It will start in January with help from the council’s children and young people’s services.