We've designed some workshops and are applying for BCC Community History Grant funding to trial the workshops and evaluate their popularity with young people and their ability to attract new young membership of the Ashgrove Historical Society.
The ninety minute workshops will be run in the local library and utilize sets of historical objects, characters and settings from Ashgrove history.
A typical workshop will include a mix of:
- guessing competition about the connections between specific photos and objects
for example, photo of Alexander Stewart in kilt, a penny and a historical photo of Glenlyon House (ca. 1870)
|Glenlyon House ca 1890|
- listening to and creating fictional and factual local history stories
- best team story with felt pen illustration
- utilising Google Street view to explore local settings
- publishing text of created history stories on project blog
- embedding group podcast recording of story in blog
- creating Facebook posts about workshop discoveries
- creating QR code (Quick Response code) for the blog entry site and asking young people to help distribute them to friends and community groups they belong to.
Here's the QR code for the Young Explorers of Ashgrove's History blog. Scan it to get back to that wonderful project.
If you see lots of cubs, scouts and young library users with handfuls of QR code cards around Ashgrove grab one and scan it and see what fascinating new local history fact you can learn.