Bringing photos to life for Queen’s Jubilee

IMG_20151116_153009I was in year 2, and it’s all about the Queens jubilee.  I was there, and there was a big greenboard, you stand on the green carpet.  Your face is going to be in the screen on old photos…

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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.

Explored

 

 

Fire!

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Cutting from the Evening Mail, Sat Sept 30th 1976

Cutting from the Evening Mail, Sat Sept 30th 1976

In the year 1973 a fire was started by a pupil. It happened twice – once in the year 1973 and once in the year 1976.  I found out about it from a newspaper article:

‘the fire was started deliberately in the early hours at Paganel Junior School…the fire almost gutted the interior of the two storey administration block and smoke damaged the school hall and its nine classrooms.”

My favourite archive – Oliver

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.

Explored

 

Return of the Archive Club

After a lengthy summer break, Archives After-school club began again this September.  Following a brief training and induction, our new archivists resume duties documenting life at Paganel Primary School and acting as custodians of our history!

Here is a short video interviewing members of the club, and some photos of the school, documenting change as the school converts to two form entry, doubling the number of students.

Photos of the school by the Archive Club

Next week we’ll be putting on Hi-Viz and helmets to visit the building site that will be new classrooms, and interviewing old Paganelians visiting the Archives.

Our brand new year.

We are planning on being the best archivers ever by making the year the best year ever. Jessica is being a busy bee cataloguing and filing.

Sam is writing down our plans for this year.  (interviewing Mr H about our trip to Standsfield)

Mollie is blogging and helping out with everyone.

This year is going to be the BEST year ever.

By Mollie Starkey Archiver

Make time for archives

These are the photos I (Ashfaq) took about our special Paganel Archives team who are always determined to get the work finished with lots of care.  Our team have experienced  a wonderful time in our Archives room.  You can always book a visit for Friday online or asking a member of staff inside our school office to visit our Archives room where there is a wide variety  of information about Paganel Primary school.

Meet the team, Nikki Thorpe (Community Archivist), Ashfaq, Jessica,  Sam, Harley and Sophie

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Water in the past

008aChloe Kimberley writes: In archive club Richard talked to us about what the water was like in the past. He showed us loads of pictures of the wells and houses in Birmingham from Archives they used and we found out the water was not very nice. We also found out that the water that was used and was then very dirty went down drains near the well and got in through the gaps in the bricks building up in the well, and the water in the well was used again as drinks and for baths. And also some of the houses had a room where they left all their meat and open milk in there and because the drain pipes were open all of the bacteria would get onto the meat and eating it could have made you really ill. You could also catch a fever called Enteric fever which was caused by bacteria and gave you a rash which could sometimes kill you.

Marcus writes:  After-school Archive Club have been researching, interviewing, collecting new material, selecting and cataloguing material for Paganel Archives.  Over the last four weeks we have worked with Richard Albutt to review archive material he has researched about enteric fever in Birmingham 100 yrs ago.  We looked at how it relates to disease, epidemics, health and water sourcing now and in the past, and how archives could be used in learning.  Research with this year’s after-school club will shape how water topic is taught at Paganel and we will create resources for schools across Birmingham using local Archive material.