History brought to life in Kemnay

Alehousewells Primary P7 pupils Brodie, Craig, Natasha and Joduie pictured in the World War Two museum.
Alehousewells Primary P7 pupils Brodie, Craig, Natasha and Joduie pictured in the World War Two museum.

PUPILS at Alehousewells Primary School in Kemnay are helping to bring history top life by creating their very own museum.

The P7 pupils took inspiration from their topic on World War Two that they have been studying this year, and inspired by visits to the King’s Museum at the University of Aberdeen and The Gordon Highlanders Museum, they decided that, rather than hosting a concert this term, they would present their work in the form of their own museum dedicated to the history of the war.

They sought the advice of Ann, Curator of Education and Learning at King’s Museum, who provided valuable advice and researched topics in groups planned and created the displays and included activities for visitors to take part in.

Last Friday, (March 22), they held a very successful Open Exhibition, where they invited fellow P7 pupils from Kemnay Primary School along with family and friends, with an age range of one year old to 98, and provided teas, shortbread and Anzac biscuits, and also staged some dramatic entertainment. They raised £65.50 on the day, which the pupils and their teacher Mrs Shortland will decide how to use.

It is hoped that in the next few days more than 200 people will have had the opportunity to visit the museum, which also features artefacts loaned by the families of pupils, staff and some provided by Aberdeenshire Museum Services.