A small group of Year 6 students have been looking at the School’s log books. We learnt that our school was nicknamed The Bell after a pub that used to be on the corner of the road. We also found out that where the bike shed now is, there was an unexploded bomb during the World War 2. In the hall there was a swordfish sword in a display cabinet.
After break we interviewed two local businessmen, Mr Roomes and Mr Parish. We had thought of interesting questions to ask them the day before and we were excited to meet them. Firstly, we interviewed Mr Roomes. He said that he and his brother used to own two different branches, however they sold off the one which is now Roomes Fashion store. After a little break, we interviewed Mr Parish, who said that his great grandfather established the original estate agents in Green Lane in Upton Park.
Mr Roomes and Mr Parish remember having their school photos taken in the quad of the school and being threatened with the wooden cane, by their year 4 teacher.
We will be making a history display for the reception area, based on what we have learnt about this week.