History comes to life for school pupils

PUBLISHED: 15:24 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 19 November 2015

Groovy grandparents visited the children at Topsham primary school to teach them about the swinging sixties. Ref ext 6455-46-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Groovy grandparents visited the children at Topsham primary school to teach them about the swinging sixties. Ref ext 6455-46-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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History came to life for school children in Topsham when they quizzed some of their grandparents about life in the swinging 1960s.

Topsham Primary School pupils learned about vinyl records, games, what computers were like then and were shown photographs of their relatives from the time period.

Sean Millar, headteacher of the school, believes the children learned a lot from the event.

He said: “It was a fantastic event and brilliant way to involve the children in living history. The morning was an opportunity for the children to devise some questions and interview grandparents all about the 1960s.

“The pupils were surprised by some of the answers, particularly that computers were the size of classrooms rather than the smart tablets and PCs we have today.”

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