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Posted on January 20th 2020
Visit to London Metropolitan Archives
Shakespeare’s signature on a house purchase was one of the rare documents students learned about during a visit to the London Metropolitan Archives recently.
We toured the archive, which is home to an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London, and also watched people restoring old documents.
After the tour students looked at documents relating to World War II and used these as an inspiration for their own Haiku poems about the war. Kitty is pictured above reading her Haiku.
The poems will be entered into a competition and the winner will have theirs published in an anthology to be produced by the London Metropolitan Archives to promote the work they do.
Students also learned about what the blackout was like during the war by taking part in a blackout activity.
Everyone enjoyed the day and was a real credit to the school. A big thank you to the London Metropolitan Archives for making this visit possible.
Below: looking at old London Transport posters during a tour of the London Metropolitan Archives.