Teaching – Married in the job

LovellMrs Lovell explains about her favourite moment at Paganel Primary School when she was married by the Headteacher.

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What it’s like being a Teaching Assistant

SandersPaganel Archives After-school club interview Mrs Sanders who is a Teaching Assistant at Paganel Primary School.  Mrs Sanders explains why she doesn’t want to be Head Teacher at Paganel Primary School.  She talks about what she enjoys about her job: Continue reading

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

Paganel Stories revisited

Its about a story on a big sheet of paper about

A display from the 2012 project, 'Paganel Stories', where interivews were creatively re-interpreted by children

A display from the 2012 project, ‘Paganel Stories’, where interviews children recorded were creatively re-interpreted

interviews…and turned it into poetry and performed it and practiced it and did it to music.  It’s basically a musical.

 

Audrey was a child who lived in Weoley Castle born in 1923 and was at school in the 1930s.  Philip is a ‘chatty kind man librarian by trade, dress very well his clothes were up to date, lived in a back to back , had a bath every day, a candy shop on his road so no money he saved’, so basically he was a child who liked going to a candy shop.

Isabelle’s favourite archive

The Explore Your Archive campaign, which is coordinated by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland), is now in its third year. This year the main launch week for the Explore Your Archive campaign will run from 14 to 22 November 2015.

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