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Back in the Stone Age
Deb Aldred / 21 January 2019 / Categories: News

Back in the Stone Age

Year 3 have been studying the Stone Age and these are their reflections on this time:


Reuben – I liked the Stone Age project because I had to use my own ideas to make a round house and it was really fun.

Jenay and Hamna – Learning about how the Stone Age people ate, survived and kept warm was very interesting. They ate nuts and nettles.

Olivia C, Olivia W Lukas – We enjoyed finding out how Stone Age people killed animals for clothing and food as well as the way they built the weapons using stones. The hunters made spears from rocks and wood.

Eli and Ella – It was great discovering a lot more about the Stone Age way of life. The topic was very interesting because we looked at people from long ago.

Lauren and Kathryn – To make the model was hard because you needed to collect lots of different materials but we enjoyed it. You needed time to work out and think about how you were going to put your model together.

James – It was amazing finding out the Stone Age people slept in stone beds! Dad had the largest bed.

Tristan – When making my Stone Age model I made the people out of clay and the hut was made from real moss.

Charlie – When I was completing my model I enjoyed researching and using the cave wall art from the Stone Age times.



5 April 2019

Connecting with our heritage: QMS

An interview with Miss Joan Charlton, a well-known former headmistress of Queen Mary School (QMS) by our archive volunteers

The archives comprise five collections of material relating to Arnold, King Edward VII School, Queen Mary School, KEQMS and AKS. Each consists of a diverse collection of school records containing all kinds of items as well as pupil files.  We have architects’ plans, admissions registers, correspondence, speech day addresses, commemorative albums, school magazines, some text books and pupils’ exercise books,  drama and music programmes, photographs, trophies, items of uniform, framed portraits and paintings, pottery, furniture and even a rug.  There is always room for more and we welcome the donation of relevant items.

The archives span over 120 years of history. They contain a wealth of information relating to local history and many accounts of social and historical importance, especially with regard to the wartime years and the impact of education on women’s role in society. 

A small team of volunteers is dedicated to each archive and is wholeheartedly supported by school.  New volunteers to help with cataloguing via the dedicated computer software or with identifying photographs are always welcome. AKS pupils can join the Archive Club to learn about conservation, cataloguing and how to identify items for the new AKS archive.  To get in touch:

5 April 2019

Poetry in Performance

Our Year 7s take their performances to Lytham Church of England School

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