Here at Glenfrome we are proud to be a heritage school – where Glenfrome children learn about and understand their local heritage. We have built our curriculum around the local area and community, so it is unique to our school and our children.
Our Heritage School
Our school community is wonderfully diverse and celebrating diversity is a core aspect of our local heritage projects as well as developing and building links with our local community. Our skilled teaching team are always planning new and effective ways to use local heritage resources as part of our unique curriculum.
Our heritage learning
In year 2 we looked at developing a sense of identity by exploring our heritage journeys. We collaborated with local artists and a local radio station to produce oral history podcasts.
We looked at creating a sense of place by working with local historians to investigate what our local park was like during World War 2. We produced a local WW2 heritage trail app which, in collaboration with Friends of Eastville Park, will be permanently displayed in the park for all the community to enjoy.
In year 3 we looked at how George Muller helped the children of Bristol by setting orphanages for the children of Victorian Bristol. In collaboration with local historians we wrote speeches persuading our parents/carers to donate funds towards ensuring the orphanages survival.
In year 5 we looked at Bristol during the time of the Industrial Revolution. We went on a local history trail to discover what Eastville would've been like during this time. We made presentations about how the industrial revolution and the inventions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel had impacted on and changed our local area.
We have many more exciting local heritage topics planned for the rest of the year so watch this space! And, if you are passionate about our local area or have any stories/memorabilia to share we'd love to hear from you! Please see Miss Thomas if you'd like to help us with our heritage learning.