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West Bromwich deputy head appeals to Bugle readers

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

By Rebecca Woodall

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I AM Deputy Head and year 3 teacher at Newtown Primary School in West Bromwich and I am trying to design a new unit of work called 'What put the Black in the Black Country' based on the new objectives from the revised curriculum.

I was wondering if there was anything your readers could do to help me motivate and inspire my students.

I was hoping to get historians in to speak to them or take them, in small groups, on walks around the local area.

I wondered if there is still someone available to speak about working down the mines.

I have obviously asked the pupils to do their own research and to ask their families if they have any history they could share.

I was looking at studying how Great Bridge and surrounding areas have changed; the change in employment; the growth and use of railways and canals and the geology of the area and the resulting mining etc.

Could Bugle readers help me out with any of these ideas or point me in the direction of someone that could?

I feel it is very important that the pupils know the history of where they live and of their heritage. Thanking you in advance.

Rebecca Woodall,

Deputy Head/SENCO,

Newtown Primary School,

Anne Close, West Bromwich, B70 0ES.

0121 557 8504

rebecca.woodall@newtown.sandwell.sch.uk

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