As part of our engagement programme, the ‘Heritologists’ can work with your school to combine a little bit of North Shields heritage with a little bit of technology.

Our Heritage Programme includes topics such as:-

The Wooden Dolly.
Shipbuilding and industries of the River Tyne.
Local artists such as Victor Noble Rainbird, George Horton and John Chambers.
The traditional trades of the Fish Quay.
Saving lives at Sea.
The role of North Shields in World War 2.
Music on the Quay.
Fishing Industry and Fiddler’s Green Fishermen’s Memorial.

We combine the Heritage talks with technology to make it informative, interactive and fun.

We made a film with Year 5 students at Waterville Primary, North Shields as part of #HistoricHighStreets

The Heritology project has been a fantastic opportunity for our pupils.  It has not only taught them about historical events and people, but also opened doors to explore how media and film-making can become powerful tools to share their learning.  Our pupils have been incredibly enthusiastic throughout this project – a project which closely focusses on the community and area in which they live.  The Heritology team have done a super job in the delivery of this project and their passion and enthusiasm has certainly been passed on to our pupils.

Mark Nugent – Headteacher, Waterville Primary School

“Heritology” is a word we’ve made up – a combination of Heritage and Technology

We have workshops that are suitable for 8-14 year old students and can work around your busy and tight schedules which tie in with the curriculum.

The technology we incorporate could include:
Stop Motion Animation.
Use of Augmented Reality.
Use of Virtual Reality.
Making a 3D digital model of the heritage topic (Photogrammetry).
3D Modelling.
Sphero Ball Coding.

Watch this Stop Motion Animation made by an after school group of Year 9 pupils at Marden High School – produced as part of #HistoricHighStreets

The story of Mary Ann Macham – an escaped slave who found her way to North Shields

Watch our video about the Digital Dolly Workshop – produced as part of #HistoricHighStreets

North Shields Digital Dolly

“Working in partnership with the North Shields Heritology Project provided a wealth of opportunities for our children through the production of a play based around life on the fish quay, as well as learning about the importance of the Wooden Dolly. We found that the high levels of interest from our children was a result of the knowledge and enthusiasm promoted by the Heritologists and their extended volunteers.”

Ben Hayden, Year 6 Teacher, Digital Learning Lead – Monkhouse Primary School

All students attending the workshop will receive an “Honorary Heritologist” certificate as a record of their involvement in discovering the heritage of North Shields using Technology.

Building Self-Belief CIO worked with the Heritologists on a Fish Quay project, with Christ Church C of E Primary School in North Shields.
The project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Heritologists team provided specialist outreach day support and expertise with regards to the work of North Shields artist Victor Noble Rainbird.
Their outstanding workshops were well planned and resourced, and engaged 50 young children across the day.
We look forward to partnering with them on future projects.”

Peter Thomas, Founder Building Self Belief CIO

“The Heritology Project adds something different to the learning process, and we support their aim of attracting young people to Heritage through emerging technologies, whilst highlighting the future opportunities that exist for them in the Tech Sector.“

Laura Dickinson .eLearning Lead Practitioner – North Tyneside Learning Trust.

Why not send us an email to find out more?

Some images of a workshop to make a 3D digital Dolly.

Combined with a little bit of Technology – Schoolgirls using I-pads to capture 2D images to create a 3D model of the Wooden Dolly in Northumberland Square.

Let’s build something together!


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