It has never been easier for civic groups to work with schools and colleges and the reasons for doing so have never been more compelling. Key Stage 3 and 4 both now have a dedicated Citizenship programme of study. Many different civic groups across England are already regularly working with schools and colleges and are deepening their relationships. Others are planning to get involved for the first time.
However, many civic groups say that they are unsure about how to go about developing a relationship with a local school, so, Civic Voice in partnership with War Memorials Trust has put together the following training events that we hope will help you.
We want to use the events to show how the First World War centenary is engaging new audiences and consider how we ensure young people stay involved in the historic environment sector once the commemorations are finished.
Engaging Young People in Heritage events coming to a neighbourhood near you:
- Canterbury, 6th March 2018 – Register here
- London, 21st March 2018 – Register here
- Bristol, 29th March 2018 – Register here
- Birmingham, 18th April 2018 – Register here
- Manchester, 1st May 2018 – Register here
Led by the Learning Officer at War Memorials Trust, the workshop will help you discover:
- The best ways to approach a school/youth group
- Ways of linking activities to the curriculum
- Different types of learning activities that can be carried out with school or youth groups
- Resources available online
- Community stories and top tips from volunteers who have worked with schools
Although the workshop will use examples of activities relating to war memorials, the content of the workshop will be applicable to those wishing to engage with schools and youth groups with other types of heritage too.