What would you ask your teacher?

Archive After-school club had the opportunity to put some frank questions to their Year 6 teacher at Paganel Primary school, Mr. Harwood.

We’ve recorded the questions and the answers in short video clips: Continue reading

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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

Recording Stories

This week, as well as carrying on with our photo rescuing, we have been practising recording oral histories in preparation for our next project.

The team is keen to record the stories of their peers, particularly the year 5 residential trip to Stansfeld and their own year group’s recent trip to RAF Cosford.

We worked out some open questions to ask students and some follow up questions to get more information.  We also worked out that we needed a quiet space to record in and a calm encouraging interviewing style.

The nexus tablets are great for video recording so look forward to a new set of video recordings of Paganel students in our archives soon!

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Adam is interviewed

Former Paganel School pupil Adam kindly agreed to talk to our After-school Archive club for an interview.  Adam was at the school from 2006 and is planning to go to college to study Game design at Solihull College.

We talked about how the school has changed, what he remembers about playing outside, after-school clubs, and what it’s like at secondary school.  We also did a quick tour of the school and took some photos with Adam

I’ve edited the interview down to 20 minutes: Interview with Adam, and photos are below

And some images from the particularly impressive easter egg display:

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