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Best Contribution by Young People – Angel Awards 2018


I’m Dan Snow, and I’m here to reveal the
shortlist for the Historic England Angel Awards 2018. The Best Contribution to a
Heritage Project by Young People award recognises the contribution to heritage projects by young people up to the age of 25. Ten heritage schools in Manchester
worked with Manchester Libraries and partners on Playground Protesters, a project looking at the history of the suffrage movement. The pupils put together an exhibition in
Manchester Central Library, and recreated a major suffrage march on its
100th anniversary. 200 children in Birmingham got involved with celebrating the city’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
in its 200th year. After learning about the history of the hospital and speaking to current staff, they worked with a local artist to create Birthday Bones
– an art exhibition now on permanent display. Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust
was experiencing heritage skills shortages, so they embarked on a training scheme
for young people. This has evolved into an exciting international
exchange programme where young people can share ideas and learn about different building techniques and culture in other countries.

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