Back in May we received £250 from the Venator Bright Ideas Fund, together with some funding from the Hadrian Trust.
We wanted to get School Children interested in local Heritage – and figured the best way to do that would be by using a medium they love – Technology!
We selected the Wooden Dolly in Northumberland Square, North Shields as the heritage project – and showed the girls how to make a 3D digital version of it using 2D photos taken on their I-pads.
Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the project to find out how we involved the girls in both Heritage and Technology workshops (we are after all “The Heritologists”)
Last night we headed off to Battle Hill Primary School to run through a short presentation to parents and then hand out “Honorary Heritology” Certificates to the 20 Key Stage 2 girls and their teachers that took part.
It got even more exciting as we gave the girls Tote bags courtesy of Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley and the pièce de résistance – an actual 3D resin model of the scan they created together (with the help of our Volunteer Katy Hackers)
It was only 6″ high (that’s just over 15cm) – but as you can see from the photo above it looks a LOT bigger in real life when compared to the actual Wooden Dolly!
An excellent project – and a great collaboration with Laura Dickinson (an eLearning Lead Practitioner and Apple Professional Learning Specialist & Apple RTC Advisory Board) and her after school group called the DigiLadies (the girls being the “Little DigiLadies”).
A great group of students and we’d love to be able to work with them again!