Landmark Travels- Our Past in a Suitcase

Posted on: 6th March 2014 1 Comment

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This week Ali, Kim and I begun work on a new and exciting pilot project in partnership with the Cornwall Heritage Trust. Below is a bit about this….

They may look battered and tired but three very special old suitcases will soon be travelling around schools and communities in Cornwall.  Schools are being invited to join an exciting local landmark pilot project in conjunction with the Institute of Cornish Studies and Cornwall Heritage Trust. The suitcases will carry valuable resources to enable schools and local communities to explore and learn about the marvellous historic landmarks right on their doorstep.

The project, ‘Landmark Travels – our past in a suitcase’, involves a specialist team that will inspire children and teachers through workshops centred on Cornish landmarks such as Dupath Well, Carn Euny and Treffry Viaduct.  Children involved will get the chance to visit these local landmarks and, with the help of the mystery contents of the suitcase, will respond creatively using a range of techniques. These will include storytelling, sculpture, painting, digital media, collage and poetry. At the end of each workshop, children’s responses will be folded, posted and attached to the inside of the old suitcases, which will then travel to the next school to inspire more young people to carry on this important work.

This project offers a different and innovative approach to engage people of all ages with their local heritage, spreading knowledge about Cornwall’s exciting historic landmarks. If you think your school could benefit from joining this exciting project, please contact me (Sarah Chapman) on 07767382552 or email sarah.chapman@exeter.ac.uk.

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We are now on the hunt for another 3 large old hard-case suitcases… if you have one that you would like to donate to the project then please do get in touch and make our day!

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