Pupils at Nessfield Primary school are getting ready for their archaeological dig at Cliffe Castle by bringing in pieces of pottery that they have discovered in their own gardens. This has given them first hand experience of the type of … Continue reading →
Students at Our Lady of Victories proudly show off their streets as part of their topic of Mapping and Migration. The young people were tasked with creating their house, however, the students in Year 4 took this further…….they created two … Continue reading →
MP Kris Hopkins visited young people at Worth Valley Primary School and Victoria Primary School to find out more about their learning with the My Place project. Young people at Worth Valley Primary School were keen to share their thoughts … Continue reading →
For Spring Term 2013, the My Place project team has been out and about delivering a whole host of local history sessions in Bradford and Keighley schools. Here is a list of the topics we have covered so far:
What is a census and what can it tell us?
Exploring local census returns of who lived at Bolling Hall and Cliffe Castle
Mapping & Migration
Using 19th and 20th century maps to show how Bradford and Keighley have changed over time.
Looking at the people and communities that have moved into these areas, contributing to further change.
Homes & Buildings
What was it like to live at Bolling Hall or Cliffe Castle? What did they look like? What were the rooms like?
Creation of 3D historical rooms.
Clothes As A Clue
What do clothes tell us about someone’s profession or social status?
Dating clothing through Tudor and Victorian times, and through 20th century fashions.
The World Of Work
What was it like to work in Victorian times?
Students chose which jobs they would like to do when they are older and what skills they will need to do them properly.
Servants & Workers
The families at Bolling Hall and Cliffe Castle both employed servants. What was life like as a servant?
What was a servant’s daily routine? What did they get paid?
Bradford and Keighley had many textile mills, which employed large numbers of people. What was it like to work in a mill?
Risks and dangers of mill work, along with debating the rights and wrongs of child labour.
Health & Hygiene
Exploring the different diseases that were around in Victorian times. What symptoms would you have?
How were outbreaks of disease controlled or cured?
Interpreting photographs by reconstructing historical images.
Investigating our own identities through sculpture and self portrait.
It has been a pleasure to deliver these sessions in 16 schools across Bradford and Keighley. In June, pupils will have the chance to take part in archaeological digs at the sites of Bolling Hall and Cliffe Castle. Keep checking the blog for more news on My Place project activities.
If you would like more information, including how you can sign-up for next year, please contact Rachel (Bradford district) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hayley (Keighley district) at email@example.com.
Councillor Kaneez Akthar learns all about job search’s in Victorian Britain from children at Victoria Primary School. As part of their project, Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Councillor Akthar to share their experience’s of the My Place project and … Continue reading →
Councillor Smithies enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Ingrow Primary School, learning all about Victorian Health and Hygiene as part of the My Place Project. The class and Councillor Smithies were working on creative cure’s to combat everyday annoyance’s in our … Continue reading →
Students at Ingrow Primary School have an afternoon as disease detective’s, looking into causes, cures and conditions. The young people spent time exploring scenario’s where deadly disease may occur, and their job was to identity how and when they could … Continue reading →
Year 5 Beech class have been hard at work turning their knowledge of what it would have been like to live at Bolling Hall, Bradford into 3D models of historic rooms. Take a look at their fantastic bedroom, billiards room, … Continue reading →
Over the last 5 weeks, we have been working with Year 4 students at Atlas Primary on an oral history project all to do with food. Firstly, the pupils found out about each other’s favourite (and least favourite) foods before … Continue reading →