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We are delighted to be a partner of the Stay home stories research project which aims to understand how ideas and experiences of home have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the UKRI rapid response to COVID-19, the project is led by Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the University of Liverpool, Birkbeck University of London, the Museum of the Home and National Museums Liverpool. Stay home stories explores the domestic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in both Liverpool and London through three interconnected strands: documenting home, practising home, and mapping home.
The Society is particularly involved with the ‘mapping home’ strand of the project, led by Professor Georgina Endfield, University of Liverpool, which is encouraging children aged between 7 and 16 years to take part in a nationwide mapping exercise illustrating how they understand and articulate home following lockdown. In association with National Museums Liverpool and local universities, local young people will develop individual maps and related stories of their experiences related to the changing nature of home spaces.
Head of Education and Outdoor Learning at the Society, Steve Brace, said: “This partnership allows geography teachers and their pupils to use maps to share their experience of how COVID-19 and the Stay Home directive has reshaped how they use and experience their home area.”
The materials produced will contribute to a virtual exhibition, educational resources for Key Stages 2 to 4, and a policy brief addressing the potential implications of the pandemic on the wellbeing of children and young people.
Find out more about Stay home stories and follow the project on Twitter @stayhomestories.
Schools can show their interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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