Currently, the school is involved in a new and exciting local history project looking at the Hoo Peninsula. The project has received significant support from the Heritage Lottery fund and is being run by published historian and writer Rachel Lichtenstein. The aim of the project is to document and research the past (and present) working lives of residents living in the Hoo Peninsula: consisting of old photographs and oral/verbal accounts from residents.

We are incredibly keen for residents to get involved: either sharing their stories of life in Hoo from the past, interviewing residents of Hoo about their past working lives and sharing old photographs of the local area. The project is currently looking for volunteers who are willing to either share their fascinating stories of Hoo from the past, or to actually get involved in the project- helping to interview and conduct historical research.

The school are really excited to be part of this project, hoping to enthuse and engage the younger residents of the Hoo Peninsula with the history of the local area. Children will also have the chance to become involved, themselves having the opportunity to be oral historians and attending workshops run by staff from the project itself. Work created by the children from the workshops will later be part of an exhibition about the project – which will be displayed in the local library.

If you would like to find out more about the project, or are keen to become involved, get in touch with Assistant Project Manager Heidi Wigmore – email: heidiwigmore@gmail.com

or tel: 07765076874

Histories of the Hoo Peninsula Leaflet

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