Amy Laws Project

Amy Laws Project

The Amy Laws Letters project was a collaboration between Aberdeen University Special Collections and St Peter’s RC Primary school with P6 students in one class.

The students worked with education staff from Aberdeen University Special Collections to explore a collection of 19th century letters from missionary parents in Africa to their young daughter domiciled in Edinburgh.

They used drama approaches, craft activities, research and discussion to engage with the content of the letters.

On this page you will find useful downloadable documents related to the project including project activity plans, examples of children’s work and charts showing curriculum links.

Some documents related to Amy Laws’ later life, and a list of her papers held by the Lothian Health Service Archive can both be downloaded here as well.

For more information on the project see the Specials Collections blog post about the project.

A full report and description of the pilot project is available in our National Plan for Learning report, Many Stories, One Scotland.

 National Plan for Learning report, Many Stories, One Scotland

This download includes:

Amelia Laws Letters Project Plan

Animal extracts

Letters from Maggie to Amelia Laws

Letters from Robert to Amelia Laws

Day 3 extracts for drama activities

Newspaper articles adverts and pictures

Thought Tracking activity


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