This blog post is about the start of Archive Club for this school year, what has changed and what there is to look forward to. It was written by Tom Jordan.
The first session of the Paganel Archive After-School club in this school year was the start of an exciting new chapter. As ever, there were lots of new faces from years 5 and 6 in the club this year, but also another new member in the form of myself, Tom.
I’m a history student at the University of Birmingham, and I will be helping with the club over the autumn and spring terms this year as part of my course, and it was great to see so many pupils all excited and eager to get involved with the club and learn about history.
But it wasn’t just the people
that were new. The club has been lucky enough to move to a new room in the school (just for us!), so one of our first tasks will be moving the archive and all our resources from its current location to our new room on the other side of the school.
Luckily, this is not the only thing to look forward to. We discussed as a group different activities that might be interesting to do this term, and the club members came up with lots of ideas ranging from interviews staff and cataloguing schoolwork, to visits to the university and learning how to use an archive.
With all this still to come, I for one can’t wait to see what the next few weeks have in store.