A big hello and thank you for joining us
The purpose of this blog is to welcome those of you who have opted to follow from a distance, the Discover History and Heritage Workshops we are running in Stoulton Village Hall. We shall be meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from January to June 2014 and I expect to update this blog by the end of each month, the gap between the events will allow time for the learning points to be absorbed or corrected and acted upon before the words enter the big electronic world out there!
Please note: As you read on you will see words underlined, if you click on them they will take you to that part of the Heritage Knights web site where you will find more information about the topic under consideration. This way you will be in touch with the ‘purest’ information we have to date, it is very easy to stray when reinterpreting ideas and concepts and we would all like to avoid that.
Perhaps I should explain. We are a group of volunteers, each of us is learning and sharing as we go along, few of us would consider ourselves to be an ‘expert’ although some of us do have considerable expertise to contribute. For myself, I am not a teacher but I have been involved with heritage education for rather longer than I care to remember. There has been a lot of learning along the way and some of that will be offered to you to consider but whether you accept it is up to you. The Go West Heritage Knights work hard to make sure the information they impart is accurate and can be substantiated but we cannot take responsibility for the way it is used when it is passed on to others. Please check information carefully as you go along and share you own findings in a similar way.
It is an exciting time for the Heritage Knights, over the past few weeks I have been catching up with the detective activities of the young heritage detectives we commissioned in Pershore Abbey last July. Many are busily discovering more about their locality with their teachers. I anticipate that very soon they will be coming up with questions about their findings that will need answering. They may choose to discuss some face to face with local people others may post questions on the school notice board, in parish magazines and others will use the facilities we are creating online. Sarah Hudson from Drakes Broughton has just volunteered to help develop a Knights Information Library which we hope will become a place where all can go to find out more about topics of interest. It will contain links to other sites and a special section where the information offered will be in a format that can be shared with young heritage detectives. Thank you Sarah.
Sharing heritage and its story with children is one of the key activities of the Heritage Knights. Discovering the stories is an exciting and ongoing activity that will help everyone gain a better understanding of the story of the places special to us. Of course the PBHQ puts its immediate focus on the areas in and around Pershore but one of the interesting outcomes of our activity to date has been are the discovery of interrelationships between people and places across a much wider area, so welcome if you come from somewhere that appears to have no connection with this area, we hope that what you learn from our activities will be of benefit to you. We hope that you will want share your experiences and discoveries with us!
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