Wyvern College students presented with their winner’s trophy


At a special event held at the Fountain Cafe in Fair Oak on D-Day (6 June 2024), the members of Wyvern College History Club were presented with their trophy for winning the Hampshire Archives Trust History competition in Years 7-9 Group category. In front of local residents visiting a special exhibition at the cafe commemorating D-Day and the involvement of men and women from Fair Oak who had been involved in planning and taking part in the D-Day landings 80 years ago, the students were awarded their trophy by HAT Trustee, Dr Alistair Dougall.

Wyvern College’s project involved Year 7 & 8 students from the school’s History Club in researching the history of Fair Oak. In doing their research, the students talked to a number of elderly residents and recorded their memories of life there during and after the Second World War. The project is called “When You Were Me” and is aimed at celebrates local history. The project is continuing, and seeks to foster connections across different generations, to combat loneliness, and to inspire the students to explore the history of their area. The students have already had meetings with older residents, getting them to talk about their memories, recording them for posterity and mounting an exhibition. The group’s winning entry has won £300 for the school’s history.

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