St Luke's Primary School Archive & Photography Workshops

We will be sorry to see the end of our workshops at St Luke's school here in Wolverhampton as part of the Apna Heritage Archive. The photos here document our work with the school in our final series of workshops just in the last two weeks. We have been doing about 5 sessions of workshops with at least 3 year groups over 2 years. It was important to have an educational element to our archive and grateful to St Luke's primary school for their partnership as up to 50% of pupils have Punjabi heritage. The pupils have been empowered by the importance of archiving a collection for future generations and learnt photographic skills. They have also uncovered their own archive kept hidden away at the school for more than a 100 years and thanks to HLF funding will receive display cabinets to put the found photographs, albums and ephemera. Special thanks to all pupils and staff at St Luke's Primary school extremely well done! Thanks also to our brilliant host Jon Everall at City Archives for hosting the tours around Molineux House and their strong rooms at City Archives. Not only that but allowing us to conduct our photographic workshops there. Its been a rewarding partnership for all!

 

 

St Luke's YR5 pupils have their photo taken for the school archive during 'Heritage Day' workshop. Pictured Emmanuela Chukwuku

St Luke's YR5 pupils have their photo taken for the school archive during 'Heritage Day' workshop. Pictured Emmanuela Chukwuku

Portraits taken for the school archive during 'Heritage Day' workshop. Picture Shyla and Shaheed

Portraits taken for the school archive during 'Heritage Day' workshop. Picture Shyla and Shaheed

YR5 pupils discover artefacts about Wolverhampton history at City Archives visit.  

YR5 pupils discover artefacts about Wolverhampton history at City Archives visit.

 

Pupils learn to photograph details of the building for storytelling through images.

Pupils learn to photograph details of the building for storytelling through images.

Pupils learn how photographic glass plates (over 100 years old!) are being photographed and digitised for an archive.

Pupils learn how photographic glass plates (over 100 years old!) are being photographed and digitised for an archive.

Jon Everall senior conservationist at City Archives takes pupils on a tour of the Strongrooms.

Jon Everall senior conservationist at City Archives takes pupils on a tour of the Strongrooms.

Exploring St Luke's school archive, workbooks created by pupils from the 1920s.

Exploring St Luke's school archive, workbooks created by pupils from the 1920s.

Pupils present to each other and talk about their heritage before archiving their photo.

Pupils present to each other and talk about their heritage before archiving their photo.