Our last archive after school club of the term was all about finishing up and planning for next year.
Mollie, Harley, Sam, Sophie and Jessica worked hard on the photo albums, counting and measuring photos in preparation for the new non-plastic albums they will go into in the new year.
Ashfaq carried on uploading photos to the drive to add to the newest archive collection which is Cosford School Visit. This will include video histories of the children’s experiences at the RAF museum. Mr Philp also popped in to show us how to upload the video histories directly to our catalogue so they will be digitally available.
It has been a great term at Paganel Archives, archiving and preserving of existing records and lots of ideas for archive projects that will continue to document the life of the school and community.
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!
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)
On Monday the 26th of November Jude and Kavan were interviewing Jude’s mom.We asked her present, past and future questions. At the end Jude and Kavan did two parts of Paganel style, find ‘Paganel style’ at http://youtu.be/rfzPjLMrf7g]
Jude loved interviewing his mom.
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.