The Skills for the Future Team

Kids, Castles, and Crafts: 5 Weeks with Learning Services

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Through the month of October we were lucky enough to be put on placement with Learning Services, which not only took us here, there, and everywhere around Scotland, but also allowed us to experience the amazing work the Historic Environment Scotland learning team does to promote heritage education within different contexts, age-groups, and foci. We took a whistle-stop tour through time whilst shadowing school workshops and activities at Edinburgh and Stirling castles covering a range of eras, objects, and emphasises as diverse as medieval catapult-building, Jacobean crown-making, and First World…read more

Nearly time for our networking event

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  I’m looking forward to seeing the team from the National Trust for Scotland again, I had such a great time working with them all. We’ll let you know how it all goes, once the adrenalin and nerves have settled. Tania  Whilst we are all nervous there is also a sense of excitement among the team today. This event is such a great opportunity and we are all really looking forward to meeting everybody and showing them our work.  

Showcasing Event

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As part of our Skills for the Future programme, we have been working on developing a showcasing event at Edinburgh Castle. The idea is to demonstrate the skills and experience we’ve gained over the five months that we’ve been working with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Our audience is going to be a number of representatives from heritage organisations, who could potentially be our future employers! I’m really looking forward to meeting people from the National Galleries of Scotland, as I thoroughly enjoyed my…read more