2019 has been a thrilling and successful year for Mrs History during which we celebrated FIVE fabulous years engaging people of all ages in the rich and diverse heritage we share.
Highlights have included working on Lottery funded James Watt 2019 and in particular our collaboration with the pupils and teachers at James Watt Primary School in Handsworth. Thanks to Avery Weigh-Tronix we were able to take children to visit the famous Soho Foundry just a short walk from the school. On the way, we discovered forgotten streets, hidden watercourses and intriguing stories of local parkland, Black Patch.
We’ve loved delivering training with a range of fantastic volunteer teams at Birmingham Museums Trust, The National Trust and The Coffin Works. We’ve shared methods of engaging families, presenting the past and even a whistle-stop history of Birmingham through BMT heritage sites. It’s a real bonus to offer these sessions in welcoming and friendly historic surroundings.
This year we’ve become the ultimate time travellers providing workshops that visit Dinosaurs, the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, The Chinese Shang Dynasty, Ancient Greece, The Vikings, The Industrial Revolution, as well as exploring the lives of famous Victorians and Mary Seacole. We’ve supported the history learning of over 1800 pupils, spanning Key Stages 1, 2, and 3 engaging with both new schools and some already familiar to us.
Thank you to everyone who has been part of this year’s adventures, especially our families, we genuinely love every minute of meeting pupils, teachers and new partners and look forward to a stack of new and exciting projects in 2020.
A Very Happy Christmas and New Year to you all!
Jane and Rachel, Mrs History