Project Reference D-3 : Living History Schools Project

Provision of grants to local community organisations and local school groups towards costs of Living History workshops aimed at children and young people.

The Living History workshops will incorporate historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that will seek to give local schoolchildren a sense of stepping back in time. The project will be used to educate children in particular areas of history, such as clothing styles, pastimes and handicrafts and to convey a sense of the everyday life of the civilisations that once lived along the Faughan Valley.
The project will involves demonstrating everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, medical care and handicrafts such as spinning, loom weaving, basket weaving, leather-working, shoemaking, metalworking, woodworking or other crafts as well as other activities such as archery etc.  The workshops will be delivered by historical re-enactment groups in period dress.  
Displays in an encampment will also be held will exhibitions of combat and weaponry from earlier periods in history in order to educate the schoolchildren in the customs of the time period being studied. 

Local schools and community organisations within the Faughan Valley will be encouraged to take part in the project with approximately 8 events to take place annually.

Provision of grants to local community organisations and local school groups towards costs of Living History workshops aimed at children and young people.

The Living History workshops will incorporate historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that will seek to give local schoolchildren a sense of stepping back in time. The project will be used to educate children in particular areas of history, such as clothing styles, pastimes and handicrafts and to convey a sense of the everyday life of the civilisations that once lived along the Faughan Valley.
The project will involves demonstrating everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, medical care and handicrafts such as spinning, loom weaving, basket weaving, leather-working, shoemaking, metalworking, woodworking or other crafts as well as other activities such as archery etc.  The workshops will be delivered by historical re-enactment groups in period dress.  
Displays in an encampment will also be held will exhibitions of combat and weaponry from earlier periods in history in order to educate the schoolchildren in the customs of the time period being studied. 

Local schools and community organisations within the Faughan Valley will be encouraged to take part in the project with approximately 8 events to take place annually.