Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the 6 new young archivists from Paganel year 6 who have opted to take on the school archive for this coming year.
We had a lovely session familiarising ourselves with what’s in Paganel Archives and making a plan for this term. Most of the group seem to be keen to get cataloguing the outstanding material which is great!
Ashfaq, already an experienced cataloguer, is up for interviewing local people for a new project to capture some more Weoley Castle local history. Definitely hope to be able to sort that out. Visitors from Weoley Castle community group, earlier in the summer, were very keen to come back to the archives and share their stories with us.
I also had a great conversation with Mr Philp about how to open up Paganel Archive material about the 2nd World War for next year’s 75th anniversary; our log books are a fascinating read about evacuation and air raids and VE day celebrations. We also really want to go back to The National Archives with year 6 next summer and maybe take in Parliamentary Archives too!
It’s history we’re into but Paganel Archives After School Club certainly isn’t that!
Nikki (archive after school club facilitator)
Archive after school club has been going strong with an ever growing bank of oral history recordings being made. Mr Shufflebottom, Jude’s Mum, Mrs Bradley and Mr Philp to name but a few. Next on our hit list is Paul the caretaker and Miss Dodd……
To get an idea of some of the great stuff we’re hearing have a listen to this sound clip from our headteacher
Welcome to Paganel Archives After School Club Blog!
We have been working on our school archives for about a year and now a small group of us are getting together after school to develop the work further.
At the moment we’re working on oral histories of our community so keep following us to get clips of exclusive interviews from teachers, parents, pupils and friends of the school.