Historical memorabilia helps pupils prepare for GCSEs

Year 11 pupils have been exploring memorabilia, which has kindly been loaned to the school by a parent, from the history of the Soviet Union. Items viewed included busts of Lenin and Stalin, photographs of Stalin and Gorbachev, Space Race and Red Star lamps, commemorative match boxes from the 1980 Moscow Olympics and a sizeable collection of Soviet medals, decorations and awards. It was a fantastic opportunity to bring history to life with relics of the lost Communist world of the pre-1991 period and the experience is helping pupils to prepare for their final GCSE assessments.