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Young People Learn about Heritage

 

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Hafizah Begum

“We had a Great Day! , When can we do it again? “

(Hafizah Begum – Aged: 10)

 

On Saturday 9th August, 10 young people and 3 volunteers has the opportunity to visit the prestigious new Library in Birmingham and participate in a Youth Heritage Day. Many of the young people had never visited the library before so was an exciting occasion for them. This was funded by Bidgley Power through the Let’s Play – A community Sports Heritage project. The heritage day was organised for them to explore, discover and learn about their heritage and playing badminton.

 

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Nabil Tanzeem 

 “We have come to the Library to explore new things”

Nabil Tanzeem – aged: 8

 

The young people got to learn about History and Heritage, how the library keeps and stores archives and Oral Histories and how the public can access them. The Children has the chance to listen to previously recorded stories from other projects and look at ways in which they could talk about their stories of playing Badminton and other sports.

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Introducing ‘Oral History skills’ to young people.

 

The training day was organised in partnership with Birmingham Central Library and delivered by Izzy Mohammed (Audience Engagement Coordinator) who was excellent in working with the young people helping them talk about their Heritage.

The young people had a tour of the library looking at all the services the library had to offer and found out about how to join, use the resources and ask questions. The volunteers (Kerry Hallbrook and Sham Uddin) were excellent and  facilitated the day ensuring that the young people had a great time in learning about heritage and themselves.

 

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Discovering the Library

 

The had a tour of the library discovering the Secret Garden and also the great sights of Birmingham that the library had to offer. They had a great day out and learnt a lot about themselves and how they could get involved with the project and share their Heritage through playing sports and getting Badminton Coaching at Bidgley Power Foundation.

We would like to thank Izzy Mohammed and the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding the project and enabling young people from local communities to discovery, learn and engage with their heritage.

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