Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
Join Middlesex University and Eastside Community Heritage to share in the lessons from the exciting project ‘Hidden Heroes: Soldiers from the Empire’, which successfully engaged over 8000 children and young people.
This symposium is a chance for teachers, funders, archivists and learning officers in museums to explore ways of developing engagement.
It will include a range of speakers and people engaged in delivering the project including teachers and school children from schools in Middlesex, and will explore and discuss the impact of the exhibition and their learning from the project.
09.45-10.00 Arrival, registration and coffee & tea
10.00-10.10 Welcome Professor Kurt Barling - Making Alternative Histories Matter
10.10-10.15 Brief introduction to the Hidden Heroes project Judith Garfield
10.15-10.30 Bruce Castle Museum - Engaging the youngest members of the community – Primary School Engagement
10.30-10.45 ‘The View from the Senior classroom’ - Teacher & Young people from Gladesmore Community School
10.45-11.00 Learning from history National Army Museum
11.00-11.15 Taking the archive into school - Judith Garfield
11.15-11.30 Coffee & Tea
11.30-11.50 Launch of undergraduate led Hidden Heroes Documentary
11.50-12.40 Panel and Discussion chaired by Professor Kurt Barling
12.40-13.00 What next? How do we engage young people in hidden stories
13.00 -14.00 Viewing the Hidden Heroes exhibition & Lunch