We are delighted to announce that York ISSP has been chosen, as one of only four schools / school groups across the country, to receive one of the Outstanding Contribution to the Centenary Remembrance Awards 2014 – 2018. This is in recognition of the exceptional work undertaken by staff and students on First World War Centenary ‘Legacy 110’ projects, designed to ensure a lasting remembrance of the First World War across our local community. Our organisation will receive the ‘Legacy 110’ Best Partnership Community Award 2014 – 2018.
This came about after the government sponsored Battlefields visit which we took part in as York ISSP – persuading them that our independent school students should also be allowed to take part, which they did. We followed this with a service of commemoration in The Minster and then in Summer 2016 a public exhibition at the York Castle Museum – a true community project.