History brought to life
8:30am Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
History was brought to life for young pupils at St Michael’s Primary School when parents and grandparents were invited to share stories and games from when they were children.
The afternoon activity was organised by year one teachers Claire White, Lisa Tilly and Claire Dornan, who is also acting deputy headteacher.
The pupils were delighted to learn new games such as ‘cat’s cradle’, ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’, ‘stuck in the mud’ and even ‘shove halfpenny’.
Claire White said: “We had a really positive turnout and lots of lovely feedback.”
One grandmother brought in a doll that she had had since the age of two, which at 65 years old was the oldest thing the children had ever seen.
“It was bringing history to life for them and was lots of fun. They loved learning the games and they’re still asking to play them now,” added Claire.
“Thank you to everyone for coming in. Watch this space, because there will be similar days. We will be regularly inviting people to sharing things and we’d love to see them again. We would like to work in partnership with families.”
As part of this the school hopes that parents will come in to read stories to pupils as part of the 15 minutes now set aside at the end of every afternoon for story time.