It’s a Virtual World: New Online Activities & Resources: Volunteers and Young People
It will come as no surprise that during 2020 we have turned our attention towards all things virtual. One of our most successful activities to come out of this has to be the virtual coffee mornings held for both Archives and Family History Volunteers. All involved could now sit an examination in Zooming, not to mention get an A* in good banter! We’ve got to know each other better than ever which is a terrific result
Staff and volunteers at one of the virtual coffee mornings
We’ve also been focusing on producing new online resources for children and young people. These aimed to address some of the difficulties faced by both Teachers and Parents in these troublesome times, as well as for the future Post-Covid World (who knows what that will look like). A new online lesson ‘Where We Live: a local history activity pack & resources’ all about Gloucestershire past lives has gone live.
‘Rainy Day Activities’ have also been created where young people can design their own time capsule, wax seal, map and coat-of-arms.
Finally, a video for KS2 looking at what the Speed Map of Gloucestershire (c. 1610) can teach us, has gone online, the first of many planned.
Whilst we may have reopened (hurrah!), virtual activities remain ever important. Our website is packed full of things to keep you interested! Please do take a look, use them, pass them on, and if you get a chance, let us know what you think. Thank you
If you would like more information please email Jemma.Fowkes@gloucestershire.gov.uk