for IVE in Yorkshire
IVE works to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people. They were awarded money by the Heritage Lottery Fund to create IGNITE in partnership with the Canal and River Trust. The aim is to revolutionise the way young people and future generations understand and appreciate Yorkshire’s industrial heritage.
In 2018 Curious Things who, are Squad7 grad Lenni Sanders and friend of the Squad Harry Jelley worked with the Fruitbowl young LGBTQ+ group to develop a strand of a new app for Sheffield’s Kelham Island Industrial Museum. You can read a paper on the project presented by Kelham Island’s Rebecca Walton to the Education in Museums Annual Conference. In 2019 we worked with Fruitbowl again, this time Squad 6 grad, and publisher of Papaya Press, Lauren Vevers delivered a three day workshop making zines in response to the museum’s collection.
In 2018 coal miner’s granddaughter and Squad7 grad Chaz Josephs worked with artist Helen Thomas and students from Wakefield’s Cathedral Academy to explore the culture of mining and the tradition of mining posters for the National Coal Mining Museum. The posters they produced featured in an exhibition of historic posters in the Museum. In 2019 coal miner’s grandson and Squad 4 grad Andy Owen Cook took another group of Cathedral Academy students down the mine, worked on them with writing and collated their thoughts about mining and writing into a sound piece, you can listen to here.
Squad Director Steve Dearden is taking part in a series of reflective labs, in which all the project partners evaluate and learn together.
Chaz’s fellow Squad7 grad Lydia Allison and Squad6 grads James Giddings and Jasmine Simms delivered taster workshops for school children in Thirsk and the Spectrum Youth group in Tadcaster, for North Yorkshire Youth.