We met Lord Mendoza, Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal & Emma Squire, Director of Arts, Heritage & Tourism in connection with #HistoricHighStreets – here’s what they said:-

“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 are 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

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

“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

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

“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 Heritologists team was infectious. The school community thoroughly 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 were so lucky to be invited to work with the heritologists in June 2022 for a
project on North Shields, in particular researching the life of Victor Noble Rainbird.
What a privilege it was!
All of the Heritologists we worked with were enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their work. This was passed on to our pupils who absolutely loved the sessions, so much so that two of our pupils continued their own research outside of school, visiting Victor’s grave and creating their own video for Youtube!
The morning we spent with the Heritologists comprised of brilliant activities where children used art and technology to really develop a sound understanding of and appreciation for the work of Victor Noble Rainbird. Pupils were in awe regarding how much they had learnt in just one day. We can’t wait to work with the heritologists again. So inspirational!”
Emma Wake, Year 5 Teacher Christ Church Primary School, North Shields

“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

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