A lot of our work is in the county of Lincolnshire. We recently had the pleasure of working with teachers, children and project managers from East Lindsey District Council and Natural England on an HLF funded project in the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes. The project did not focus on stately homes or artefacts but on the relationship between the people and the landscape, in an area between Skegness and the Humber, the coast and the Wolds.
Innovate Educate delivered sessions to local primary school children in Natural England’s Marsh Classroom at RIMAC. We also offered a range of ideas to help teachers open up the grazing marshes and the area’s cultural heritage to children and young people via a web resource. The ideas can be used in the Marshes and elements can be translated for use in other areas of the UK where teachers would like to explore their local heritage differently.
We had several great days with young people at the Marsh classroom where they explored local folklore to create their own future folklore.