As part of our demonstration for Open Morning, we were lucky enough to once again secure the services of Mr. Michael Gilmore, a local amateur historian and World War enthusiast. Mike very kindly returned to our school with his unique collection of WW1 and WW2 artefacts and created a display which certainly kept the interest of our own pupils and the visiting primary 6’s, 7’s and their parents.
Mike also returned to school on Monday 12th January to facilitate a historical workshop for our year 10 pupils. He shared his knowledge with all our year 10 classes and then gave them all the opportunity to handle the artefacts he had brought along. This included holding a range of WW1 and WW2 weapons and trying on certain pieces of uniform and military kit. This was a brilliant session for our year 10’s and one that allowed them to gain hands-on knowledge and understanding of what they are currently studying in year 10 in History. We once again offer our thanks to Mike for providing such a unique and valuable learning experience both for our year 10’s and on Open Morning.