I have written before of my involvement as a trustee (treasurer) of a small community charity, the Merry Trust, founded by my friend, Jani Llewelyn, a nursery teacher in Deptford before she died.
One of the projects that Merry has been able to fund is on heritage and education for schools in the area, and this work has come up trumps.
This video is eight minutes of heart warming, charming stories told by the children of Year 5 at Deptford’s Tidemill Academy drawing on the archives of the local Ragged School, founded in the nineteenth century.
Thank you to Katharine Alston, from the local Bear Church, who unlocked the archives. You have brought the past to life for a new talented generation of Deptford’s young people.