SEND Suitcase Stories

How has Hackney changed over time?

Find out about Hackney has changed over time by uncovering the stories of different people who have moved to Hackney, from the Anglo Saxons to the present day.

Touching on a wide range of topics, including the Anglo Saxons, the Georgian and Victorian era, World War II Hackney and the Windrush Generation, this session makes a great start or finish to a local history study. Pupils become history detectives, looking through suitcases to find clues, such as photographs, toys, clothes, diaries and letters, that will help them to discover whose story each suitcase tells.

90 mins