Schools

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, Winslow Homer & John Chambers
The traditional trades of the Fish Quay
Navigation
Saving lives at sea
The role of North Shields in WW2
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.

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

We have workshops that are suitable for 8-12 year old students and can work around your busy and tight schedules which tie in with the curriculum.

The technology we incorporate could include:
Making a GIF related to the heritage topic
Use of Augmented Reality
Use of Virtual Reality
Making a 3D digital model of the heritage topic (Photogrammetry)
3D Modelling
Sphero Ball Art
Make a Tug Boat and power it using a Sphero Ball

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.

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Thanks to funding from the Hadrian Trust and Venator Community Bright Ideas Fund – take a look at the video

Why not send us an email to find out more?

An example workshop to make a #DigitalDolly

Heritage + Technology = “Heritology”

A little bit of Heritage – school girls learnt about the significance of the Wooden Dolly to North Shields.

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.


Here’s the digital Dolly made by Key Stage 2 girls : –

North Shields Digital Dolly

Let’s build something together.


 

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