Each summer, The National Archives’ on site education team at Kew, London, offer young people in schools and colleges the chance to take part in a unique project that explores some of the hidden stories in our documents. Students carry out research, with support from our education team and record experts and work creatively with artists, writers or film makers as well as other students.
It’s a great opportunity to work with original sources; it’s also a chance to learn new skills, increase your subject knowledge in history and find out more about the role of The National Archives and the records we hold. The topics and the project outcomes are wide ranging, they have included film making, script writing, story boarding, painting and drawing so far.
Places are free, but are usually limited to a set number and involve an application process. Watch this space to see what is coming up and find out about past projects.
Are you intrigued by stories that explore identity, journeys and racial discrimination? Do you think you can express yourself through drawing with the help of a top artist? Would you like your artwork published in a professional digital graphic novel? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then take part in ‘Seafarer’s Stories’ with The National Archives.