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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    their own opinions about the impact of Belle Vue on the area and whether or not they thought it should still be open today The activities were designed to develop academic skills whilst also exploring the history of Belle Vue Students in Year 6 developed their map work skills using archive maps and plans of Belle Vue to explore how it grew and designed a Belle Vue heritage trail Students in Year 5 took part in artefact handling sessions in collaboration with Archives at Central Library Chethams Library and private collector Brian Selby They gained Arts Award Discover through their local history study Intended Outcomes Learn about the history of Belle Vue which until the 1970 s was located around the corner from the school Investigate memories of local people about Belle Vue and allow students to make their own opinions Develop historical skills as well as provide alternative opportunities for literacy numeracy drama art Create a sense of pride in the history of the area as home to Belle Vue Showground of the World What we did Investigated primary and secondary sources linking to Belle Vue Interviewed people in the community to find out opinions about Belle Vue Formulated opinions about the impact of Belle Vue on the area and whether or not they thought it should still be open today Compared past and present in their local area Took part in workshops and activities designed to develop academic skills whilst also exploring the history of Belle Vue Showcased findings in a range of formats including art drama and dance along with written pieces of work Challenges Compiling the resources so that each class teacher felt confident to deliver the lessons took time Tempting to get carried away with arts based activities There were however lots of opportunities for

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    uncle The topic inspired poems diaries letters and biographies drama and art We even carried out a Condition Survey of our memorial and registered it at War Memorials Online The project culminated in a whole school assembly in which different classes showcased their learning The assembly ended with the names of each of the soldiers read out by children from the school as well as information that had been found out about them This was followed by a one minute silence for the lost soldiers of Cavendish Primary School Intended Outcomes Learn about the experience of soldiers and their families during World War One Develop empathy and understanding by examining the impact on men and their families who had gone to Cavendish Primary School as children and who are featured on the school memorial Develop literacy skills through reading and writing activities linked to the scheme of work Produce an assembly as a modern day memorial to the soldiers from the school What we did Researched the lives of soldiers listed on our school war memorial Carried out a condition survey of our memorial and submitted the details at www warmemorialsonline org uk Took a tour of the local area to find out what it might have been like around 100 years ago Wrote factfiles letters and diary entries as our soldiers and produced a KS2 assembly to remember the soldiers on our war memorial Challenges Initially teacher s lacked knowledge of this topic and some lacked confidence in their ability to teach it Having been provided with basic resources however and on seeing how engaged the students were they quickly overcame this It was much easier to find information about some soldiers than others and researching the soldiers was time consuming though interesting Successes Once the project got going

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    old photographs and books from the school and a talk from an octogenarian ex pupil She then took the Year 6 class on a heritage walk around Ketley with key focus being on the remains of the old Ketley Canal Ketley Hall and the Inclined Plane all built by William Reynolds in the late 1700s The teacher decided to focus primarily on the wider Ketley Heritage as the walk had with the local historian had prompted lots of questions from the pupils who were fascinated by the life and work of William Reynolds The class studied Reynolds and produced work for an exhibition Celebrating Ketley History in collaboration with the Ketley History Group held at the Community Centre in late June 2015 Exhibits included art work portraits of Reynolds photography brief histories poems all inspired by the original heritage walk Year 5 pupils also used the event as an opportunity to gather oral histories from Ketley residents who could tell the children more about the old school These will be compiled into a book by the pupils in 2015 16 Intended Outcomes For teachers to be more confident with history of the old school and the area area around Ketley For pupils to learn more about the history of the old Ketley school For pupils to learn more about the heritage of Ketley and its role in the Industrial Revolution and become more proud of their area For pupils to share their learning with the wider community What we did Pupils visited the Ketley Community Centre for tour of building survey of exterior design a talk by local history group Pupils went on heritage walk of Red Lake and Ketley Pupils completed in depth study of William Reynolds and his impact on Ketley Pupils prepared display material speeches and poems

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    especially in the local shoe boot and hosiery factories They looked at the difference in roles pay between men and women and found out that in Alice s day women could not vote The children took part in debates about this inequality and were encouraged to give reasons for their opinions The children used archive material to find out about Alice s life They also conducted research about the suffragettes and their campaign The children answered the question does Alice Hawkins deserve to be remembered how and why Finally they spoke to Alice s great grandson Peter Barratt who visited the school with a re enactor in the role of Alice They looked at her sash and were able to ask questions They talked about the importance of equality democracy in Britain and using your vote Intended Outcomes To find out about how the local area has changed or remained the same To find out how lives of local men and women have changed over time To use archive materials to find evidence of the past To encourage children to express their opinions and give evidence What we did Studied maps and aerial photos and photos of the locality Went on a trail to look at evidence from built heritage Enquired about the lives of men and women in the late Victorian and Edwardian times Used information archive materials oral history and a re enactor to build up a picture and form opinions about the past Related what we have found out to modern times Challenges Finding a safe route around the local area minimalizing the crossing of busy roads The children were using archive resources for the first time and needed some guidance in doing so Successes The children found a pride in their locality and understood what an

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    area using maps and aerial photographs from the Historic England Archive and going on a virtual tour before undertaking a trail to develop their awareness of continuity and change in Dagenham They followed a route partly by mini bus and partly on foot and included a visit inside Dagenham Parish Church to view the roll of honour subject of a subsequent lesson and the churchyard to see First World War and Second World War graves They were given a range of architectural features to look for and discussed why some buildings were left when the Becontree Estate was built in the 1920s They noted how their school building had changed and considered the implications of a local building being on the Heritage at Risk register and what they could do to improve the local environment This forms part of a wider enquiry into how national events have shaped the local built environment and vice versa e g the development of Ford s in Dagenham in the 1930s Intended Outcomes Better understanding of their local built environment Understanding of how to recognise architectural features from different periods Increased awareness of heritage assets local and national listing and Heritage at Risk What we did Discussion of significance of built environment and conservation issues Created a timeline Researched the national and local list Mapped and photographed range of building types Created a trail Challenges Learning about the national and local heritage list Organising a day off timetable Taking children on a trail around busy streets Successes Students could explain why some buildings remain while others were demolished Students could present a case for conserving some buildings above others Students created a visual timeline that they have added to as their course has progressed given them a clearer grasp of chronology and how their

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    Summerhill Academy Millpond Primary all in Bristol Who Mixed age groups from year 2 to year 6 age 6 11 Download the Case Study Historic England in partnership with Bristol City Council s City Design department trained local teachers in the use of Our Place a toolkit to enable local communities assess the character of their neighbourhood to enable them to play a more active role in determining what happens in their neighbourhood in the future Characterisation involves identifying any important historic places or buildings and defining what makes their area special The session involved fieldwork with the teachers learning the mapping and annotating techniques used Four schools then worked directly with a local planner and an architect The children walked around their neighbourhood annotating maps identifying characteristics such as tree groups roof lines noise levels views and green spaces and produced displays relating to the local area past present and future One school went on an architectural walk in central Bristol enabling them to discover how architectural styles have changed through time Intended Outcomes Children develop a sense of place Children understand and identify and local heritage assets Children understand and decide what makes their neighbourhood distinct Children participate in neighbourhood planning What we did Looked at maps of local area Walked around local area annotating maps Researched local area on Know Your Place website Created models to illustrate how the area could be improved Held exhibitions and invited parents in Challenges Learning what a characterisation assessment is Learning the notation techniques Taking children on a trail around busy streets Successes The value that the Our Place methodology has for young learners is not just about mapping skills but also to encourage pupils to appreciate the value and distinctiveness of their neighbourhood Year 5 teacher The Our Place project

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    in Edwardian England The children were then asked to write a first person biography of their soldier s life and use some of the online images to illustrate the biography in PowerPoint To conclude the project the schools read out their biographies and showed their presentations at a remembrance event at Leicester Cathedral The children also sang WW1 songs and read poems Representatives of the different faiths in Leicester also read short excerpts from scripture about peace and other schools and members of the public were invited to attend Intended Outcomes To develop enquiry and research skills To understand the significance of war memorials To create a connection and empathy for ex pupils who gave their lives To bring children and adults from diverse backgrounds together What we did Visited war memorials Conducted online research Presented the research in a meaningful and empathetic way Shared our work with other children members of the public and faith representatives Challenges Finding enough relevant data for certain soldiers We chose unusual names and sometimes had to choose another name if the information was too difficult to find For primary age children who had done little research in the past help and supervision was needed The activity worked best with groups of about 12 in the computer room Finding faith representatives We worked with inter faith groups who provided contacts To avoid offence we referred to the event as an act of remembrance not a religious service Successes The service at the cathedral will remain in my psyche forever So moving in a profound not nostalgic way A celebration of life and memory Peter Driver Head teacher of Bridge School The children learnt to work independently and produced writing of a very high quality which showed an emotional connection to the soldiers One school

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    Heritage Learning Wall which charts the school s development from its foundation to the present day including the impact of key national events on the school for example the First and Second World Wars The timeline forms an impressive permanent display in the atrium of the new school extension and is a lasting legacy of some of the work they students have done as part of the project The school held a celebratory launch event in which Key Stage 3 drama students performed a play based on the history of the school and the choir sang songs including the old school hymn This performance will be performed for the rest of the school and all children will be invited to explore the wall in the coming weeks Intended Outcomes To facilitate independent learning and improve the research skills of students To develop students ability to use primary and secondary sources in order to find out about the past and to present key information to others To develop a greater understanding of the important history of their school within the local community and to place their school s history into a wider context What we did Research using primary and secondary source materials including school log books and archive photographs Identified significant information Created written narrative accounts Sourced appropriate images Challenges Finding time in the school day to work on the project much was completed as an after school activity Allowing students to take full control of the project not over managing Selecting the most relevant and interesting pieces of information to include on the wall Successes The timeline really adds to the ambience of the school I always stop and spot something new You see the children doing the same too It makes them proud of their school They want

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