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Churchill Students Learn About Churchill

Peter Swiers, retired State Department official, speaks to Churchill Road sixth graders about the school’s namesake, Winston S. Churchill.

Peter Swiers, retired State Department official, speaks to Churchill Road sixth graders about the school’s namesake, Winston S. Churchill. Photo by Nicole Swiers

In anticipation of Memorial day, Churchill Road sixth graders were treated to an informative presentation about the school’s namesake, Winston S. Churchill, Britain’s World War II prime minister. Peter Swiers, the grandfather of CRS students Timothy (6th grade) and Matthew (5th grade) Swiers, was the presenter. Calling on his many years of experience in the State Department, and his work with the Council on Foreign Relations, Swiers spoke for about 40 minutes about Winston Churchill’s life and career through his time as prime minister during World War II. Utilizing their knowledge of U.S. History, the sixth graders enjoyed the interactive presentation, asking Swiers many detailed questions about Churchill and the World War II era.

CRS 6th grade teacher Meghan Roman and the Swiers family helped organizing this presentation.