The Skills for the Future Team

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

Posted by in Education & Outreach, Events, Placement, Skills for the Future

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

Spaghetti towers in Stirling Castle: a workshop on heritage education

Posted by in Education & Outreach, Placement

Early last week three of us Education & Outreach trainees attended a workshop hosted by Historic Scotland and run by Ewan McIntosh and Tom Barrett of NoTosh, who had been invited to Stirling Castle to introduce us to a new approach to educational activities. As we trainees are quite new to heritage education, we were looking forward to the prospect of learning the latest ideas and techniques for making visits to places like Stirling Castle a valuable and profitable experience for all learners. We were not disappointed. The process of…read more