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20Jul. 2015.

Through the Eyes of a Child - the Podcasts

After learning about the history and conservation of our building and following the builders' progress over 14 months, Shapla Year Six and St Paul's Year Five rounded off their Conservation Documentation Project in style. There was much hilarity as they watched videos of themselves recounting their favourite moments from the project and listened for the first time to the podcasts they recorded in their final classroom workshops a few weeks ago. Finally, after awards for the best front pages and podcasts, a group portrait on the stage to show off their favourite pages from their project scrapbooks:



As they all move up to the next year and on to secondary schools, we hope they will take with them fond and lasting memories of their involvement with Wilton's. We hope to see them return, bringing friends and family, making Wilton's a part of their lives.

Meanwhile, without further ado, may we present the podcasts...




Edited by Wilton's Work Experience Students Nawaz-ul Alam and Caroline Preynat-Viero.



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25Jun. 2015.

Through the Eyes of a Child - Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of our schools project in which the children tell the story, in their own words, drawings and photos, of our building conservation work. In this final round of tours and workshops, St Paul’s Year Five and Shapla Year Six interviewed architects, builders and Wilton's staff to create  their very own podcasts …



The children will hear their podcasts for the first time, along with their teachers and families, at a special event on 15th July to mark the end of this schools' Conservation Documentation project. If you would like to listen, we will post a link to our sound cloud after the 'premier' on the 15th.

First, a reminder of what we learned so far...




Then planning our podcasts...




With help from a man who knows - Mike Kavanagh, ex BBC radio producer:






Finding out about our interviewees:

Jubeda, Shapla



Devonte, St Paul's


Evelle, Shapla


Mahid, Shapla


Farhad, Shapla


Tahmina, St Paul's


Fawziyah, Shapla

Going on a tour with Building Manager Jon:

Seeing what had changed since our last visit:



Builders making new dressing rooms:





Seeing old bits that have been preserved, like a roof:



a window...


fireplaces:




and floorboards..


Exploring the new bits, like the Learning & Participation Studio:


and the Juliet Balcony


Admiring the view from the roof:


and into the basement:



Rownak, Shapla


Ishita, Shapla

And, of course, keeping up with our diaries:


Evelle, Shapla


Farhad, Shapla


Tahmina, St Paul's


Ishita, Shapla


Rene, St Paul's



Yunus, St Paul's

WHAT DID WE LOVE BEST?
Reilly, St Paul's


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10Jun. 2015.

Through the Eyes of a Child - Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our schools project in which the children tell the story, in their own words, drawings and photos, of our building conservation work. In this round of tours and workshops, St Paul’s Year Five and Shapla Year Six became intrepid news-hounds hunting down the true story of what the builders had been up to for the last few months and what plans they had for Wilton's…

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Learning who's who:


Naeemah, Shapla



Nadeera, St Paul's


Sarah, Shapla


Learning about the materials:



Anika, Shapla


Nusrat, St Paul's


Abid, Shapla



Thinking of questions to ask:


Aisha, St Paul's




Niha, St Paul's


Anonymous!


Touring and interviewing:

Arriving on site

Climbing the stairs to the site cabin...


To meet Mick and Bailey



and to see the architect's drawings




Seeing builders at work, using all the materials we drew










Learning about newspapers:


With Kathleen Herron, ex-Deputy Managing Editor of the Sunday Times & Wilton's volunteer and Trustee:






The finished articles:

































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11May. 2015.

Through the eyes of a child - Part One

As promised, here is Part One of our schools project in which the children tell the story, in their own words, drawings, models and photos, of our building conservation work. Find out what happened when St Paul’s Year Five and Shapla Year Six began their exploration of Wilton’s past, present and future back in spring 2014, just before the building work began…




Learning about the history:


From Symon's scrapbook, St Paul's



Making models:


From Ana's scrapbook, St Paul's


St Paul's


Shapla

Learning about the

conservation work

and exploring the building:






From Ayesha's scrapbook, St Paul's




From Abdul's scrapbook, Shapla




From Bandar's scrapbook, S Paul's



From Mahdi's scrapbook, Shapla


From Maryam's scrapbook, Shapla




From Nafeesa's scrapbook, Shapla


From Tasnim's scrapbook, Shapla




From Symon's scrapbook, St Paul's

Taking photos:


Shapla pupils in previously unusable part of the second floor that has now become the Aldate and Allhallows Learning & Participation Studio






Discovering the foundation stone, as well as original features of the building and interesting items from the archaeology collection:







Drawing comic strips

and writing poems:


Maria, Shapla


Bandar, St Paul's


Mahdi, Shapla



Keeping diaries:


Fahmida, St Paul's


Nafeesa, Shapla


Mahdi, Shapla


Ana, St Paul's
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