Creating Young Community Historians - ‘Making Community Histories’ Westminster website launch
21 November 2012
Over the past year, a team of academics and practitioners from Runnymede, the LSE, and the University of Cambridge have been working with young people in schools across Britain to stimulate their interest in social, community and family histories by encouraging them to research the histories of their own families and local communities.
The young people were taught basic research skills, and have used these to produce podcasts, family trees and mini-documentaries on the histories of their families, communities and cities. Following on from the success of www.banglastories.org, these histories will feature on the new website ‘Making Community Histories’ to be launched at at the House of Commons on 21 November 2012.
Many of the young people involved will be visiting the House of Commons to present their work, and take part in a debate with parliamentarians and public figures to be chaired by Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Director, on the subject ‘So why is History important?’
If you would like to experience the impact that researching the history of their own families and communities had on the engagement of pupils with the subject by attending this event please contact Rebecca Waller at Runnymede on email@example.com or 0207 377 9222
You can find out more at www.makinghistories.org.uk/