Thanks again to Dr. Chris Upton, senior lecturer at Newman University College Birmingham, who came to Paganel Primary School to present his local heroes to years 5 and 6. An inspirational speaker as always, he identified a Victorian writer, a landowner and builder of Weoley Castle, an industrialist, a writer, a very, very tall lady, and a tree - five of his heroes from our local area.
Please see 17 minute edit of his presentation below:
Paganel Primary School will continue to develop work with all children and parents to identify, and then to document our own local heroes throughout 2012. The lives of people in our school and community represent the social and cultural changes of our times - We are in a unique position to both document social life and engage children, parents and local community in our rich heritage, across all generations.
Chris Upton comments , 'this community – exceptional in Birmingham – makes it a potentially very rich area for oral history.' I'll keep posting updates on work at Paganel.