Shepherd’s Bush Market Project Assembly

End of Project Assembly!

Well done Year 3!   After a few weeks of devising and rehearsing their piece for an assembly and conducting more interviews, Year 3 at Miles Coverdale Primary School held an assembly for other classes, their parents and some of the professionals involved in the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories’ project.

We spent the morning putting finishing touches to the piece and practicing before heading down to the hall.

Emily introduced the assembly and showed a short film of some of the interviews an market activity that the children had collected over the weeks. A work in progress with video editing skills being developed as we go!

Take a look at the video here (And beware the sound quality and level varies quite alot throughout).

We have had some wonderful feedback from the children and teacher at Miles Coverdale, not only about what they’ve learnt but how much they’ve enjoyed the experience.

Here are some quotes.

I didn’t realise that the market has changed so much since it began

I learnt acting skills – before, I had stage fright!

The market is a popular place. There is lots of diversity and variety at the market

I learnt that they keep old newspapers in the archive. I enjoyed seeing the microfilm

I never knew the market was nearly 100 years old.
I didn’t know they used to sell horse mean and rabbits at the market

I learnt that some shops have been passed down through generations

People have been working for many years at Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Thank You!
It’s been really fun and a real privilege to work with Year 3 at Miles Coverdale, Ms Thomas their teacher, Jules Tipton, our Director, the professionals from H&F Borough Archive and the Orion Design Team and of course, the wonderful people who work at Shepherd’s Bush Market. We would live to send a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in the project,

Next Steps
The next stage of the project is to pull together all of the hard work done by the children to make a longer film detailing the history of the market and bringing in more stories that they recorded. We’ll also be pulling together some learning resources and portable displays for others to use as they explore the Heritage of Shepherd’s Bush Market.