Family Trees

The family histories of some of Thames High’s 2015 Year 10 students are now among the resources at the Thames Treasury.

The students have researched their family trees as part of a Social Studies inquiry into immigration.

Their teacher Malcolm Belton found the stories so interesting he asked librarian Nicole Thorburn to evaluate them. She agreed, saying the research would be useful for the Treasury. So, 22 family stories have been bound into a book which is available to the public. 

There are also copies in the school library and in the Social Studies department so students and teachers can see the work.

Mr Belton said while some students were lucky enough to have relatives who knew a lot about their family tree, others did not, so they’ve been able to contribute to their own families’ immigration stories. 

His class this year is undertaking a similar project so there may be a 2016 version.