Archive for April, 2010

DX 399/1 20

April 30, 2010

Documentation of  The Corner Shop School and Community Project 2009-10 is now in archive box DX 399/1 – 20 at City Archives Wolverhampton in the pink zone! Six children from Class 5 – Aliona, Hannah, Humza, Joel, Shivm, Sumaia – Mrs Bansal and myself all walked up to the hill through the rain to deliver the box. 

setting off...

When we got there, we were surprised to find a display all about our project in the entrance hall.


John, the conservator, checked through the contents of the box. He was fine about us putting in one of the shadow puppets from the show and some hair swept up from the floor of Ikbal’s Hairstyles!  Alongside are recorded interviews with the Whitmore Reans community, sound recordings the children made, a DVD of the performance, photographs documenting the whole project including the trip to the shops, pictures the children drew, and more…

checking contents of the box

He catalogued the box.


We then headed off to the Pink Zone to put it on its shelf!

The zone!

It’s there for anyone to request to see, for prosperity.

home of the archive box

And so the project starts and finishes with a box…

how it all began...

A big thank you to Class 5 and staff of West Park Primary, to City Archives, and to the shopping community of Whitmore Reans for all that they contributed to such an enriching and thoroughly enjoyable project.

Lisa Harrison, Learning and Participation Co-ordinator, Foursight Theatre