Our partners, The Military Keep Museum, Dorset County Museum, The Bovington Tank Museum, The Dorset History Centre and The Salisbury Diocese (logos on the top right) have pledged to help us research stories & information to put in our history treasure boxes.
We will learn research methods to explore and interpret historical clues in the landscape, particularly archaeology and buildings on route. They will help us use their archives and access other ones. We will learn how they have told history stories in their museums and they will advise us on how to use the oral history family memories of the First World War that we are going to collect in Care homes.
As a group of young people, some with additional needs, we will advise them on how to use Geo-caching to promote their museums and give our views on their new projects.
They are really excited about our project and have offered all sorts of extra help like coming on the walks with us and linking us up to the TA to help us get ready for camping out under the stars when we walk the whole route.
|Our Dorset Young Remembers planning group is really popular. We all work together with a huge range of abilities with the support of a project worker and two adult volunteers.|
|Our mind maps|
|Charlotte helped the group plan what activities they would like to do. Charlotte and Lee work as carers with older people and want to help other young carers learn how to record oral history family memories linked to WW1.|
|Edward the Geo-cache genius has progressed onto college from our group but wants to help us as part of the Microsoft Hub team that has just formed at Routes cafe.|
|Jack and Jenny are now at uni but want to come back to peer mentor new members of the group in oral history recording as part of our research collecting First World War family memories in Dorset.|
|We want history to be fun and our group members to learn and develop through being part of our team.|
Meeting Our Funding Project Officer From HLF
On the 18th of December we had a visit from Philippa Davies from the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Routes Program. Over a nice hot cup of tea and healthy refreshments baked by some of the group, she gave us some good and useful advice on how to improve our project plan. She was very keen on hearing about the project from the perspective of the young volunteer and why we wanted to do it.
|Philippa enjoyed talking to members of the group: "It was really lovely to meet them all and to hear their ideas and input into the project. It was very clear that they are all very enthusiastic and committed to the project."|