Warwick school children capture history

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Children from schools across Warwick will get the chance to capture history as part of the Warwick Words History Festival that runs from 3 – 9 October 2016.

Warwick Words is a festival of the written and spoken word in the historic town of Warwick. This year, the festival committee has transformed the main festival to focus on history and historical writing, fact and fiction.

In celebration of this, the festival has teamed up with one of its sponsors, The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler, to inspire children to learn more about the rich history of its charity by capturing images of landmarks throughout the town.

The children will be asked to explore Warwick and visit key buildings that featured in the life of the charity’s founder and one of Warwick’s greatest benefactors, Thomas Oken. During their tour, they’ll also learn more about Thomas Oken himself and how the buildings of Warwick played a part in forming the charity that exists today.

All of those that complete the trail and take a picture of themselves at each of the landmarks will be rewarded with a Thomas Oken souvenir.

For more information about the festival visit www.warwickwords.co.uk