Primary pupils share research on local area

Photo of centre manager Andy Wynn (left) with pupils and staff from BSCS Primary Phase.

Children from ‘Maples’ class (Year 3) at Bradley Stoke Community School have staged an exhibition at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre to proudly show off all they have learnt about the local area through working on a ‘settlements’ theme.

The exhibition, in the main shopping mall, ran over a number of days in the second week of February, with the children being present to engage with shoppers during two periods of an hour each on 12th February.

The project, running over two school terms, saw the children explore the history and geography of the local area by going on a three-and-a-half mile walk, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the Willow Brook Centre and meeting the town’s mayor, Cllr Ben Randles.

The exhibition included photographs, artwork (inspired by looking at aerial photographs of the area) and written work produced by the children throughout the project.

BSCS primary phase head Sharon Clark said the children were shocked to learn that Bradley Stoke didn’t feature in a recently published list of the ‘top 50 places to live in England’ and chose to write about why it should be included, hence the title of the exhibition – ‘Brilliant Bradley Stoke’!

Visitors to the exhibition were asked to complete surveys about their own views about the town.

Photo of exhibition panels.

Photo of pupils interviewing a shopper as part of their survey work.

Photos (from top): 1 Centre manager Andy Wynn (left) with pupils and staff from BSCS Primary Phase. 2 Exhibition panel about ‘Amazing Bradley Stoke’. 3 Pupils interview a shopper as part of their survey work.

This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 29). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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