Shepherd’s Bush Market Project Kick Off!

Last Wednesday Emily met Miles Coverdale Year 3 to kick of our Heritage Lottery Funded Shepherd’s Bush Market project.  In the classroom we learnt about the project and what we would be doing for the next 10 weeks.  We looked at what we already knew about Shepherd’s bush Market by answering a questionnaire. Most children knew something or a lot about the market and many said that they visited the market at least once a week.  The children are particularly looking forward to visiting the market, helping to make a film,  and learning outside of the classroom.

The children looked at where Shepherd’s Bush is on a map, along with other local landmarks, before hearing about the history of the Market and thinking about how it might change in future.

Did you know that the Market started in 1914 and is nearly 100 years old?  Did you know that they used to sell rabbits at the market?

The children then wrote a poem, imagining what it would be like in the market many years ago.

We are really looking forward  hearing stories from people on the market, our friends and our families too.  Thanks to all of the children for their enthusiasm, curiosity and hard work in the session!