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Experienced Creative Writer wanted by Gloucestershire Archives @ The Heritage Hub


The ‘Belonging’ project aims to encourage school children aged 9 – 11 to use the fascinating and diverse collections held at the Archives to produce their own creative work. By discovering and using real documents to inspire them we want children to enjoy using the archives and enjoy being creative.  See the downloadable document for further information.

Gloucestershire Archives has an extensive collection of historic documents relating to children and the changes and developments of family structures. The ‘Belonging’ project will give children the opportunity to generate creative links between the past and the present, provide opportunities for personal expression and provide a safe framework in which children can take creative risks. The project will encourage children to imagine the lives of others in times gone by.

‘Belonging’ will use relevant original archives spanning 300 years as the inspiration for exploring issues of identity and family. The project will aim to explore how learning from archive resources can contribute to pupil enjoyment and attainment as part of children’s cultural entitlement and enhance children’s key skills e.g. writing, research, investigation, and communication.

The project involves working with two groups of children, at the Heritage Hub and off site in school. The fee is £3,600 to include 3 preparation days at the Heritage Hub, Gloucester (where Archives is based), 12 half day sessions with young people and 1 day programme development. Timescale is to be agreed with the successful candidate (completion by mid July 2020). Please note this is a freelance appointment and as such tax, NI and travel expenses are the responsibility of the freelancer.

If you are interested please send your CV and a one page (A4) expression of interest to Kim Kenny, ‘For the Record’ Project Officer kim.kenny2@gloucestershire.gov.uk 


Application deadline is midnight Monday 13 January.

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