Decades of fun for students

Kensington junior school history week. children doing a michael jackson dance.
Kensington junior school history week. children doing a michael jackson dance.

children at an Ilkeston primary school took a trip back in time when timetabled lessons were replaced with history classes last week.

Pupils at Kensingtion Junior School spent the week making kites, designing Disneyland rides and tie-dying T-shirts as they learned about the past.

Kensington junior school history week. ellie Elton  and Lewis Corker at the 1950's stand.

Kensington junior school history week. ellie Elton and Lewis Corker at the 1950's stand.

Georgia Smith, 10, studied the 60s. She said: “We’ve been doing loads of stuff, fashion, the space race and music. It’s been really good fun and a good way to learn about history.”

Travis Wood, ten, has also been learning about the 60s. He said: “We’ve had a space race, learned that Jimmy Hendrix is the best guitar player in the world and done a bit of stuff about the World Cup.”

Year three pupils learned the Charleston as part of their week looking into the 1920s.

Pupils in year four had a 1950s inspired school lesson and learned local slang from the post-war period.

Kensington junior school history week. madison Dean and alfie smith with the ghost busters 1980's stand.

Kensington junior school history week. madison Dean and alfie smith with the ghost busters 1980's stand.

Classes in year five studied the 60s and Year 6 students tuned in to old children’s TV favourites as they took a trip back to the 80s.

Teacher Nicola Foulds said: “It’s been really good fun and the children have enjoyed it.

“For some of us teachers it’s been a good look back as we remember it all from when we were younger.”

Pupils finished the week with an exhibition of all of their hard work on Friday.

Kensington junior school history week. 1960's display, Kaidey Grainger, Tiaunna russell, Olivia Martin and sophie cooper.

Kensington junior school history week. 1960's display, Kaidey Grainger, Tiaunna russell, Olivia Martin and sophie cooper.