The High School perspective
Lakenheath High School students considered the similarities and differences between England and America, and how they felt living in different countries had helped them develop as a young person. They wrote their responses and then discussed their answers in a video.
“Collaborating with Suffolk Archives on the community heritage project has been an amazing opportunity to ensure that education transcends the classroom for my students. My students were deeply impacted to learn that America’s arrival to Suffolk also brought segregation to the local community. Specific Suffolk villages became designated for black servicemen, and black servicemen could only visit some of the larger towns on designated days. Needless to say this has profoundly impacted their view of the scope of America’s segregation laws. Furthermore, my students were able to explore the differences and commonalities between England & America, highlight what it means to be a ‘third culture kid’, as well as addressing what makes a place feel like home. A phenomenal project and experience for my students.”
Mrs Ellis, Lakenheath High School teacher