My Introduction to Paganel Archives

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One section of the archives and how it looks at the beginning of the year

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 identities. I can’t wait to begin this exciting process!

Lateral thinking & policy writing

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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