On 20th May 2014, pupils from every Bo’ness school worked together to create a giant Bo’ness historical timeline. Lyndsay Lennie and Hanneke Scott van Wel facilitated sessions which allowed the primary 5, 6 & 7 pupils to demonstrate their understanding & appreciation of “the history, heritage and culture of their local area.” Another main objective was to give pupils the opportunity to show how they personally related to local history – why does the heritage of their home town matter to them?
This experience is part of wider community involvement in the re-design of exhibition space in Kinneil Museum and has proven to be a rich multi-partnership including Falkirk Community Trust and The Friends of Kinneil.
Pupils taking part broadened their research and information handling skills and deepened their knowledge of their particular aspect of local heritage. Click here to see Blackness Primary pupils busy at their research, and click the image on the right to view one of their presentations. Pupils were also challenged to present their findings to a wider audience than usual and to contribute to a collaborative display. They were required to analyse and evaluate the timeline and decide which events they felt had a positive impact on their community and which had a negative impact. Click on the timeline photo below to view a short video tour.