Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ‘Stay Home Stories’ has three interconnected strands: Documenting Home, Practising Home, and Mapping Home.
We are working with Queen Mary University of London, University of Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool on the Mapping Home strand which encourages children to map and record their experiences of home during the COVID-19 crisis.
For the Mapping Home strand pupils across Key Stages 2-4 are being invited to create and submit a map of their home. The maps will help the project team gain a better understanding of how children and young people’s experiences of the home space may have changed during the COVID-19 restrictions, while at the same time helping to develop mapping skills and encouraging engagement with a sense of place.
Take a look at our Stay Home Stories galleries, showing maps created by students involved in the project:
Mapping Home gallery
Mapping What Matters gallery
Getting started couldn’t be easier. You can access the core documents - Introduction, Teacher Information, Headteacher consent form - in the download box below. Here, you will also find the additional information for Primary and Secondary Schools. Maps can be drawn in class or as homework.
Please read the supporting documents carefully before submitting maps and the Headteacher's consent form via the upload link:
Upload maps and headteacher's consent form
We look forward to seeing your pupils' creativity and sharing them in the online exhibition. If you have got any questions please do contact us on Jacqueline.email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, schools may be also interested in taking forward their work on Stay Home within the Society's annual Young Geographer of the Year competition.
Watch this short video featuring some of the children (and their maps) who have taken part in the project.