As part of a highly creative project, Year 6 pupils at the Catholic School of St Gregory the Great, in Cheltenham searched the Heritage Explorer website to find photos and information about buildings, people, transport and clothing.
Experts from English Heritage and Gloucestershire Archives helped them research the history of their area. The pupils’ teacher Charlotte Blanch set up an intriguing scenario in which she became a Tourist Board manager and pupils took on the role of the experts.
Project results were classed as “outstanding” by Ofsted. The case study (written by Charlotte Blanch and English Heritage Education Officer Catherine McHarg) and full lesson plan are featured in the autumn edition of ‘Primary History’, published by The Historical Association.
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