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

 

Explore your archive maps

IMG_20151116_152320This is a map of the old area of Paganel Primary School in 1885. It has been laminated and it has been painted to show the current map of Paganel over it. I chose it because, at first I thought why was there paint all over it.  It was an old map from 1885-6 . Then I realised that it’s two maps in one.  The current area is painted on the old map!

Soutir chose a Map of Paganel for his favourite archive – part of a series of laminated A3 sheets – ‘History of Paganel’.  The display from 1990s Paganel School is being digitised – many of the photos and images used in the display are original.

See more of Explore your archive week 14th to 22nd November #explorearchives also how we do it now – Historic Landscape Conservation
Poppy Red Remembered

The Building Site of 2015

This is Soutir in all his gear!

This is Soutir in all his gear!

We looked around the new extension for the school. The builders generously accomodated us for the hour (3pm – 4pm). They showed us round the site, apparently they have special boots that have metal caps on the toes to protect their toes from getting squished. I find it very intresting that the school is ascending in number. We had to wear special clothing for protection.

We will be interviewing the builders soon, taking more photos and documenting changes at our school.

By Oliver Samuel Sargeant

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.

Today: 23.6.2015

Today at archives after school club, I have been writing a letter to the new archivers in year 5. This letter will show and tell them what to do. I have enjoyed writing this letter 🙂 and wish them the best of luck ;P Ashfaq a colleague has been identifying teachers. Harley has been sorting out valuable photos and that’s it today 😉

Outside Archive Club – We can Archive anywhere!

It’s a very warm day here at Paganel School today and even our lovely cool archive room was a bit stuffy so we found a cool (and clean!) space to work under the trees in the Early Years play area.

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Harley is still repackaging photos – battling with gloves in this weather which is dedication! She’s doing 1997-98, lots of team photos for football and netball, school play photos, special days and trips.

Ashfaq completed the cataloguing for Make do and Mend project that happened last year and then labelled and packaged photos of staff for 2015.

My life in year 6

My names Jessica and this is what i think of my class.

In year six there are many great lessons,sometimes in science we do amazing experiments.In literacy its even better ; we mostly work in groups which is a lot of fun as we get to share ideas and co-operate.

Today we have been interveiwing people about drayton manor and sats.

Its been a great experience taking sats, and an even better one going to drayton manor.

– Jessica L

Research about a old pupil from 1938 called Thomas B.

Recently we have been finding out about this man called Thomas. He had been looking on our blog and rang the school.

This is what he said ” My name is Thomas and I came to this school in 1938 and I would like to find out more about the school and how its changed from when I came here.”

We have looked in the old admission register books but not found a Thomas B but we have indeed found a Marguerite B. We have also looked in the old log and punishment books and still not found a Thomas B. So we are wondering now if he is searching up about a relative…

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Next we will contact him to see what he wants us to do and see if he would like to come and look around the school and look in our archive room.

By Sophie. Aged 11. Archives