How can we write and publish about our family’s history?
As part of their humanities project, Year 7 students at Wapping High School went into the community to find local historical heroes and captured their stories through interviews. After analysing primary and secondary sources to verify their accounts, students then worked collaboratively to publish all 55 stories in a book available for purchase. They had their exhibition at Hackney Pirates, a local bookstore where the book is on sale to the community.
“I am a copy editor. I’m writing a summary of every account so that a reader can engage with the summaries at the beginning of the book and go to the ones that interest them. I really enjoy this. I love reading and I love English. It has been really challenging because we have a real product. I’ve definitely been stretched and the teamwork has been great. Every day I’ve been going home and talking to my parents about the challenging things I’m doing. And we’re publishing a book!”