The History Society runs a ‘Volunteering in Schools’ Project alongside the University’s Widening Participation team and Department of History. It provides an opportunity for history students to gain experience within local schools, either leading sessions within a classroom environment or running after school clubs. Past students have found the project very rewarding, enabling them to develop and gain important skills, which has increased their employability. Volunteers also have the opportunity to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for history and as a result build the aspirations to university amongst young children.
Projects in the past have covered wide range of historical eras and students have been incredibly creative, to make lessons both fun and informative. Projects in the past have included:
- Ancient Egyptians- DIY Mummification
- The Titanic - project included creating diary entries of passengers and drama
- Aztec Detective-Style After-School club
Whether you want experience of being in a school environment, want to find out about teaching as a future career or take a more active role in the local community, why not give the project a go!