Year 9 Oral History Project

History pupils have been working on a creative and exciting venture in recent weeks

The pupils were asked to interview a member of their family or a family friend to talk about a memorable period in their lives, perhaps something they personally experienced or an event to which they were a witness.

There have been some amazing projects ranging from memories of the Kennedy assassination to life in occupied Europe, conflict in Kosovo, the use of child soldiers in Sierra Leone and schooling experiences from Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.

It has been fantastic to watch our pupils engage thoughtfully with important people in their lives, asking and reacting to questions and composing their project using various forms of media. This is the first time we have set pupils this sort of task and we’re delighted with the independence of thought and creative output we’ve seen from them.

They’ve set the standard for future generations of Carthusians!