Tibberton School Log Book reveals WWI Home Front activities

Whilst sifting through Tibberton 1st School’s log book recently as part of the research phase of the “Great Blackberry Pick” Project, the war years (1914-1919) revealed a range of activities and events involving both the pupils and staff. For example, a mere two weeks after the outbreak of the war on the 18th and 20th … More Tibberton School Log Book reveals WWI Home Front activities

The Great Blackberry Pick at Avoncroft

The “Great Blackberry Pick Project” will be exhibiting at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this coming Saturday, 5th March from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of the “Home, Food and Family in WWI” Conference organised by the Women’s History Network (Midlands Region) and the Voices of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre. … More The Great Blackberry Pick at Avoncroft

Fantastic Project Feedback Meeting

Last week at Droitwich Library, representatives of our four partner schools, Hindlip, Ombersley, Tibberton and Wychbold, joined Julia Letts and Droitwich Library staff for a most productive feedback meeting to discuss the Great Blackberry Pick Project so far. Each school discussed how they had followed up the initial project workshops and blackberry picking sessions at … More Fantastic Project Feedback Meeting

Christmas at home, 1915

NEWS IN BRIEF.The wounded at Battenhall Mount Hospital, Worcester, were entertained to tea, and a Christmas tree from which Lady Hindlip cut the presents, which were then presented the soldiers her children, the Hon. Samuel, Diana, Nancy, and Henry Allsopp Birmingham Daily Gazette – Thursday 30 December 1915

Project Coffee Mornings at Droitwich Library

Droitwich Library will be hosting two coffee mornings in December to promote the next research stage of the Great Blackberry Pick Project. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mince pies will be available in the Gallery from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 8th and 15th December with the opportunity to sample some of the … More Project Coffee Mornings at Droitwich Library

A fun afternoon with Julia and Michael

On Wednesday 30th September Eagle Class had two visitors from the Great Blackberry Pick. Community historian Julia Letts and Michael Delicate from Droitwich Library explained to us how you can explore history through primary sources. Emilie and Ellie said: “Julia and Michael came to show us some amazing artifacts , we got to taste blackberry … More A fun afternoon with Julia and Michael

What we have done.

We have read ‘Archies War’ by Marcia Williams and ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleisehman to help us learn about scrap books and keeping a collection of something. We have also been blackberry picking because children in WW1 had to do it all afternoon, everyday rain or shine! Maisie, Year 4

What the children have enjoyed and learnt during the project

  “I have enjoyed learning about what life was like 100 years ago in the war. School was very different and there were lots of punishments. I think I would like to go to school now because the teachers were very strict 100 years ago! I really enjoyed picking the blackberries and making the jam … More What the children have enjoyed and learnt during the project