North Shields Heritology Project
We are a Registered Charity (Foundation CIO) based in North Tyneside. Our aim is to bring Local Heritage to life via Technologies, such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Immersive Sound. We will use documented examples of real life experiences of local people to tell compelling stories of the history and heritage of North Shields. We have 4 Trustees (pictured) drawn from the areas of Finance, Management, Tourism and Arts/ Culture, and are in the process of recruiting a Young Trustee.
If we were to win a £250 grant from the Bright Ideas Fund, it would assist us in creating inspiring content designed to fire the imagination of local schoolchildren from Primary up to 6th Form. We believe our project is a “first” for North Tyneside, and will fulfill 2 objectives;
1) Give local school children an understanding and access to the rich Heritage of the place they live via a medium they have an affinity with.
2) Through our connections with Digital Catapult (Sunderland Software City) and PROTO (Emerging Technology Lab in Gateshead) we would, through guided visits, also open up the possibilities of future learning or work in the Technology sector – currently a thriving and pioneering area for The North East.
Our initial meetings with The North Tyneside Learning Trust, YMCA Youth Engagement Team and The Old Low Light Heritage Centre have all proved supportive and positive. Although only constituted in December 2018, we have already raised £6000.00 and have three other Grant Applications in process.