Yesterday (Tuesday 24th November), Shireland Hall held its own History Day! The aim was to celebrate Smethwick’s heritage.
Children were invited to come to school dressed in what their grandparents may have worn and were tasked with finding out how long their extended family has lived in Smethwick as well as information about where they have lived, worked and worshipped.
Mukhtar in Year 4 shared his lastest blog all about local history. Check it out here:
Throughout the day, children visited an exhibition with photographs and documents lent to us by Smethwick Heritage Centre. This included information about the Camm Studio (which produced stained glass windows), Chance Brothers Glass (which produced the glass for Big Ben and the windows in the White House), Mitchells and Butlers Brewery and Bill Savage, a local World War II hero.
Children in Aspen class spent the day learning a dance routine linked to local industry which they will be performing at ‘The Heritage of Sandwell’ project in West Bromwich later this term! Year 5 children spent the day designing images linked to Smethwick’s heritage which will be used in a stained glass window we have commissioned a local arts company to produce! Watch this space!