Orkney Islands Council
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Persuasive Homes Project

West Cluster Primary School pupils (Dounby, Stenness, Firth and Evie) received lessons, delivered by Stromness Academy History teachers, which discussed the history and development of Stromness and living today compared to the 19th Century.  The pupils then used this as a basis to produce their personal responses to living in a house in Stromness in the 19th Century.

To allow this project to continue in future the Stromness Academy History Department have produced lesson packs for the Primary Schools which include lesson plans, worksheets, photographs of buildings in Stromness in the 19th and 20th Century and a DVD with stories about Stromness told by a local tour guide.