This month a group of Year 7 students had the chance to learn some of the skills needed to research their own family history and found out that it is not quite as easy as they make it look on TV. Students had a guided tour of the backrooms at the Records Office which are not normally open to the public. They had the chance to handle original documents including an Elizabethan Charter and records from Bodmin Gaol. Students participated in a number of different workshops learning about the sources needed to help you research your own family history.
Ethan from Year 7 reporting on the visit said
“ We learnt that the records office is really important in helping to preserve some of the oldest documents in England, it was really interesting to see how the records are preserved and how it can help us research our own family history”
The students were excellent ambassadors for the school, well done to all those who took part.
Mrs R. Jarvis
Head of Humanities