Students studying AS Level History enjoyed exploring the past during a visit to Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology at The Hive.
The aim of the visit was to find out about the materials kept in archives and how they are preserved. Students are interested in the NCW school archive and helping to make our own materials accessible, so the visit was useful and very informative.
Year 12 student Kaeden, said: “I had never considered the more complex issues around acquiring and preserving materials. Also, I hadn’t considered the issues around maintaining digital materials.”
The materials students were able to see included an old Pimpernel, Worcester College magazine, an oral history recording of a former student talking about his war memories and time at the boys’ school, as well as maps of Worcester and Malvern.
They also saw the original Bag End on a map of Inkberrow, as well as a recreation of Worcester when Elizabeth I visited!