Memories of Ashchurch is an oral history project that was undertaken by Tewkesbury Museum. In addition to interviewing people whose lives have been touched by the presence of the camp the Museum searched through local newspaper archives, books and the internet to discover the camp’s history and its impact on the local community since 1938.
Our educational resource, aimed primarily at KS2 pupils, consists of six themed Power point slideshows, containing information and a range of activities and challenges that draw on skills in a range of different disciplines:
- Design and Technology
They are supported by additional resources such as photographs, images of newspaper cuttings, extracts from transcripts of the interviews and a list of web links. Throughout the slide shows there are opportunities for pupils to develop their writing and communication skills through extended prose, comprehension exercises, lists, charts, drawings and models.
Our slideshow projects can be downloaded below. They are in PowerPoint (.pptx) format.