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Services offered by the Archives to Key Stage 2

These are our fixed topics. If your school is studying any other topic then please contact us because we may be able to help.

Tudors at work
Groups will get the chance to study original Tudor documents including wills and apprenticeship indentures to give an insight into the lives people living and working in Swansea during Tudor times. Pupils will have the opportunity to discover what belongings people had, as well as looking at the pros and cons of being an apprentice during the reign of Henry VIII (Lord Sugar watch out!). The session will end with pupils making their own apprenticeship indentures and seals.

Three Nights' Blitz and the Home Front
Groups will be introduced to a number of original documents created during the Three Nights' Blitz including photographs, school records, newspapers, diaries, oral histories, list of those who died and a Luftwaffe target map. We can also extend the topic to include the Home Front.

Victorians - Rich and Poor
A comparison between rich and poor Victorians focusing on Rees Court (a Swansea slum) and Margam Park (home of the Talbot family). Children use the following sources to draw comparisons between the lives of rich and poor Victorians: maps, plans, census, photographs of people and homes and newspapers.


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