Sholing Junior School

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New Build Memorial Arrives

After nine months of relentless efforts, the children have finally managed to secure a lasting and appropriate memorial to James Brindley Nicolson VC. James was awarded the Victoria Cross for an action that took place over the City of Southampton during the Battle of Britain. James’ VC was only the second ever awarded for an action over British soil and the only VC awarded for an action during the Battle of Britain. The children believed that not enough had been done to remember this important moment in Southampton’s history and they were determined to do something about it.

The children have led this project, presenting our intentions to MPs at the Houses of Parliament, consulting with the school governing body and even designing the stone itself. We are extremely proud of our children. Their efforts will leave a legacy for all children and parents who come to the school in the future and will rightfully remember James Nicolson and all the pilots who so bravely defended Southampton during the Battle of Britain.

Last week the stone arrived. It looks absolutely brilliant! Well done to all.