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Do stories of the elderly deserve more places in our schools and museums?

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In 2012, I used to work for the organisation Catch22 in Barking and Dagenham. A UK based voluntary organisation, Catch22 runs services in more than 150 towns and cities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to help vulnerable young people turn chaotic lives around; from steering clear of crime and leaving custody to developing skills […]

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Filming the Stories of Becontree

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A community’s sense of itself rests on its understanding of the past. Sharing this vision in the summer of 2013, Catch22 worked in partnership with Valence House (the local history museum in Dagenham) and University College London’s research team “Dig Where We Stand” to record the stories of people about living in the largest public housing […]

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Historical migration through the eyes of young people

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Part of the Making Histories project, groups of young people in Leicester, Sheffield and Cardiff conducted their own oral history projects about migration and locality. Pupil events took place in Leicester and Cardiff giving the young people involved the chance to present work, including films and audio slideshows to parents, academics and local community representatives. The […]

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Young people’s participation

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Sourced by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s initiative ‘Our Museum‘, Nina Simon is talking about youth participation in an American museum. To a certain point I agree with her points but I believe that how to help teens requires a change on the participatory practices within the museum sector. She makes no reference to why and […]

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