Dig My Archives! School Project

Looking back at our successful Dig My Archives! project working with 2 local primary schools, it makes you realise how expert young students are at creating and structuring their own sessions! All those frantic hours planning the logistics of group visits, working out how best to convey the role of the archivist etc. Choose some suitable documents and the level of curiosity is enough to start a roller coaster. Before long, you are following the students as they carve out their own path to discovery. Above all, it reminds us that archives can be fun to use and we soon experience a reversal of roles when children start to teach us all those things it's so easy to forget.


That was definitely true of the children who came to visit the archive. They had no end of questions and were very knowledgeable about what an archive is and about black British history, which was great to see.