KS2 History – Local History: Testaments of Experience

Ex-tobacco industry workers are interviewed by pupils Follow a Year 6 teacher at a Bristol primary school as she tries out an imaginative, approach to a local history project.

She invites a group of local women, all of whom used to work in the local tobacco industry, into the school to be interviewed by her class. The children use video cameras and digital stills cameras to help record their interviews with the five visitors. They examine photographs from the history of the industry and the factories as the starting point for this adventure into the recent past.

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