Watch our latest documentary made by Year 5 pupils at Wellfield Middle School
“Our Heritology afternoons were the highlight of each day, something that the children very much looked forward to. Learning about their local community, learners could uniquely blend heritage and technology in an exciting, innovative way. Favourite moments included working with the VR headsets to explore artwork, creating their own art using Spheros and of course, the film-making process itself. Pride within the local community was developed and the passion of the Heritologist team was infectious. The school community throughly enjoyed the finished, high-quality documentary film – we have intentions of making it onto The History Channel!”
Miss Barton, Year 5 Teacher Wellfield Middle School
We’ve also made a documentary with Waterville Primary School about the role of abolitionists in North Shields.
“My year 5 class had a fantastic time working with the Heritologists. We learned about amazing people from our local area whose forgotten histories helped changed the world. We got to interview and film with cool, friendly people from the worlds of television and media, academia and religion. My class got excellent hands on experience using modern technologies to plan, create and film an interesting documentary about a story and subject we knew little about. They’ve gone home excited to share their experiences with their families.”
Nick Longford – Year 5 Teacher Waterville Primary School, North Shields
Watch our latest school drama
Listen to our Audio Drama:-
Featuring John Grundy, Blowin’ a Hooley Theatre, Pete Ross and Dave Young.
“Heritology” is a word we’ve made up – a combination of Heritage and Technology
The Low Road that runs along North Shields Fish Quay used to be known as “The Street of All Nations” because of the huge diversity in the population. Our aim is to bring this rich heritage, and that of North Shields and its many stories to life using technologies such as Virtual Reality, Immersive Sound and Augmented Reality.
While Digital Technology will help us paint a picture of past lives, the real power will lie in the compelling stories we’ll tell of ordinary people living through times of great change. We’ll capture memories from local people and bring them to life using Schoolchildren, Writers, Drama Groups and Musicians in a way that is both inspiring and informative.
Using portable Technology we’ll be able to take Heritage out to those who were previously either unengaged or simply unable to visit sites of interest – Care Homes, Libraries, Schools and other Community spaces are all venues capable of hosting Digital Heritage Events.