Ludgvan School

Class Five have spent the term looking at 'How our village has changed' and used the Reminiscence Project as a starting point. The children were asked to bring in photographs of the village or the activities of their parents/grandparents. A variety of information was gleaned and shared and promoted further investigation. Two of the more senior residents of the village came and talked to the class who questioned them very closely on how Ludgvan/Crowlas had changed. Having learned of a fire in the Star Inn they created newspaper reports and wrote stories based on the information from other speakers. The National Curriculum requires pupils to interpret the evidence of an historical event and recreate the event in some way and also to develop stories based on information received from a variety of sources. The work based on Reminiscence provided ample opportunity for both exercises. The poet Bob Devereaux came to school to work with the children. He used extracts from the Domesday Book and parish records to help the pupils to relate how the village had grown and then the class described the changes in poetry.

A reminiscence project promoted by Marazion and District Forum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund