I am very excited about working with one of the only primary school archives this year as well as working with the children of Paganel school. As a history student and someone who knows the importance of individual history I think it’s fantastic that children have access to the archives and are interacting with their local history, especially since school is such a big part of life and establishing individual identies. I can’t wait to begin this exciting process!
(Below, one section of the archives and what it looks like at the start of the year)
“It’s really big, lots of things to see and people learn and everyone works very hard.”
Siem and Adam report on the year 6 visit to the University of Birmingham, Thursday 7th July 2016 Continue reading
It’s SATs week, and when better to get stuck into some school archives? We’re finally managing to get the archive room unpacked, and uncovering a few treasures while we’re at it.
A tea set in Sien’s house to welcome guests
Seim talks about Eritrea and his new life in Birmingham. The Archive after-school club have some questions about his life, his family, his favourite things, and traditions he has brought with him from Eritrea. Continue reading
Archive After-school club had the opportunity to put some frank questions to their Year 6 teacher at Paganel Primary school, Mr. Harwood.
We’ve recorded the questions and the answers in short video clips: Continue reading
Archive club policy working group (archives in background waiting for a new permanent home at Paganel School)
There’s a lot of building work going on at Paganel School, not least the refurb of Paganel Archives room. It’s at moments like these when we are forced to take stock, think about what we’re doing and why – a good time to write that Archives Collections Policy that somehow never got written.
Policy writing can seem a dull, time-comsuming task (which is why it probably didn’t get done in the first place), and how can you write a pertinent policy collaboratively without boring everyone? Who better than Edward de Bono to help out with our lateral thinking to make sure we at least have a draft policy that matches our ambition? Continue reading