Lots of exciting Archiverse adventures took place during the Tech Week Humber 2022 Education Days on the 10-11 November 2022. The East Riding Archives were invited by the fantastic East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ICT Schools team to deliver two East Riding Blockdown workshops at Wilberforce College and Hull College, supporting the Tech Week Humber’s initiative to promote how technology can be used to facilitate learning and inspire the next generation.
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With the invaluable assistance of Sue, Paul, Rebecca and Antonia from ERYC ICT (Schools), over 50 pupils from Oldfleet Primary School and Newington Academy took out their digital books, quills and pickaxes for a fun-filled creative session in our Archiverse world using Minecraft: Education Edition.
During the workshops, each pupil made their mark on history by crafting their pandemic experiences in digital books and building a model that represents their lockdown. They learned about the archives, explored the Treasure House building, and were inspired by the creations of over 50 other young people who have taken part in the project previously.
The workshop as seen from inside the Archiverse:
Each written and built creation will be added to the ever-growing East Riding Blockdown collection on the Archives catalogue, and viewable on any device via our online digital archive, with the aim of being preserved forever as part of the permanent historical record! Historians of the future will use these creations to help tell the story of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected young people in the region.
Thanks to Tech Week Humber 2022, the East Riding Blockdown project has now worked with over 120 young people adding their voices to the archives collections- this is a major milestone for the project!
The East Riding Archives and ERYC ICT team (Schools) were all delighted to be part of Tech Week Humber 2022 and hope we have inspired lots of young people about their role as history makers and the wonders of technology!
A preview of some of the Tech Week Humber creations: