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									             The CPRW’s ‘Sense of Place’ Project Outline


Aim of Project
To Celebrate local heritage through landscape & environmental appreciation

How we see our project working
   1. A package of school workshops & community events will be held across the 6
      counties of North Wales to celebrate ‘a Sense of Place’.
   2. The project will consist of three elements, which will look at ‘Where we live’, ‘Past
      and Present’, and ‘My Favourite Place’.
   3. The project will end with an exhibition of the work produced throughout the year.

Project outline: Topic 1 – ‘Where we live’
This first section of the project is a celebration of ‘Where we live’, encouraging pupils to
express their feelings about a place, focusing on what they like about it and how has it
changed over the years. They will be given the opportunity to find out more about their
local history from visits to local Museums and also to woodlands, nature reserves and parks
in partnership with the RSPB, Museum Services, North Wales Wildlife Trust and Woodland
Trust. They will be asked to present their findings (images, text, poetry, drawings, etc) as
a tourist guide, encouraging people to visit the area. They will all contribute to the
coursework, which will be carried out as group work within the class.

Project outline: Topic 2 – ‘Past and Present’ (Oral History)
This element of the project will look at how things have changed within the community
over the years by interviewing the older generation about their life experiences and
memories of the area. They will plan their interviews with a great deal of care. Firstly they
will think of a theme which could be ‘childhood memories of local town / community’
(paying particular attention to how the landscape has changed over the years and the
importance of it in our everyday lives). They then need to decide whom to interview and
make the necessary arrangements as to when the interview will take place, where, etc.
The pupils will work in pairs on this exercise, one to record and one to ask questions.
Before the interview, pupils will be required to prepare a list of questions or topics, which
need to be covered in the interview. Additional questions may be added such as ‘Describe
the route you took to school each day’, ‘What did you pass’ ‘How did you travel’? This
could then be used in the follow-up session back at school, ‘compare and contrast’ the
interviewee’s experiences and memories to those of the pupils, ending the session with
‘how things have changed over the years’.


Project outline: Topic 3 – ‘My Favourite Place’
This element will ask pupils to represent their Favourite place through the visual arts. They
will begin by making some preparatory drawings, which will be presented as an ideas sheet
using a variety of mixed media such as pencil, pastels, charcoal, paints, and oil pastels.
Working with an artist, pupils will be given the chance to explore new forms of painting,
collage and environmental art to create their final piece. The artworks will be displayed
alongside a supporting statement, explaining their favourite place and why it is so
important to them.
Target Group – Children and Young People

Subjects covered – Local History, Geography, Welsh, English, Art

Outcomes:
   1. Topic 1 – ‘Where we live’ – Class project – research and findings presented as a
      tourist guide (coursework)
   2. Topic 2 – ‘Past and Present’ – Class project (working in pairs) – collection of
      interviews with a community and also responses from children (compare & contrast
      session) (written work)
   3. Topic 3 – ‘My Favourite Place’ – individual artwork presented with personal
      statement
   4. End of Sense of place project resulting in an exhibition of the work produced for all
      to attend
   5. John Muir Award (discovery level)
   6. Evaluation of project
   7. Increased awareness of local area, local history and intergenerational
      understanding
   8. Publicity

Time commitment
The Project is to fit within the school timetable. One Topic to be covered each term with a
total of three terms spent in each school taking part.

Training involved
The children / young people will receive training in a wide variety of topics, such as –
     Information gathering
     Communication skills
     Increased awareness of local area
     Creative skills
     IT skills
     Digital photography
     Audio recording
     Intergenerational work

								
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