When was my school built?
What did my school look like in the past?
Did anyone famous go to my school?
These are just some of the questions #HistoryofMySchool wants YOU to find the answers to.
As the name suggests, the idea is for any school in London to contribute a record about the history of their school.
When was your school built? Has it changed throughout time? Do any old photos of the school exist? Has anyone famous been a pupil at the school? Are there any interesting stories about the school?
Whether it's an after school club, a class' local history project or even a team activity for teachers, we would love to see as many schools of all types get involved.
How to get involved?
- Research the history of your school. Using the historic maps on our Layers of London website, online images (such as Collage - The London Picture Archive) and stories from your school’s own archives, gather together information that tells the history of your school
- Work as a group to write a short biography of your school. Use any images, film footage and sound recordings to make the history come alive - remember to credit any sources!
- Upload your work to the Layers of London website and add it to the #HistoryOfMySchool collection
- Like what you’ve uploaded? Challenge other schools in your area on social media to join in and upload the history of their school, using the hashtag #HistoryOfMySchool
Layers of London is a free crowd-sourced online resource blending geography, history and technology. It encourages individuals to explore historic maps and contribute their own histories, memories and interests.
#HistoryOfMySchool aims to help you deliver your broad curriculum, fitting into History, Geography, PSHE, Design and more. Pupils/Students can research, write and take ownership of their own history, with a published online record.
User guides to exploring the website, creating, and adding content can be downloaded at: www.layersoflondon.org/help-centre
Our guide to adding content can be found here: https://www.layersoflondon.org/help-centre/faqs/how-do-i-add-things-to-the-website
For more information about the Layers of London Learning Programme visit: https://www.layersoflondon.org/learning
And to contact the team with any questions, please email [email protected]
Image: Crown Woods School, Greenwich 1973. (c) London Metropolitan Archives (City of London Corporation)