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RSPB Hampstead Heath
Provided several training workshops in visitor engagement through guided activities and workshops exploring the design of hands on sessions and resources.
Client. RSPB.
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Osbourne House, Isle Of Wight
A number of training days provided for staff and volunteers in engaging family audiences and school groups at this impressive property.
Client. English Heritage.
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Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire
Storytelling training with staff and volunteers who lead a brand new programme of Discovery Visits for 10,000 school children annually.
Client. English Heritage.
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RSPB Cardiff
Provided training in family engagement techniques and facilitated creative ideas session.
Client: RSPB.
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RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Invited to work with staff and volunteers examining best practice in visitor engagement.
Client: RSPB
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RSPB multiple sites
Series of training workshops and trainee placement mentoring in ‘face to face’ visitor engagement at a number of key RSPB reserves around the UK including Northern Ireland. Sites included, Minsmere, Pulborough Brooks and Frampton.
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York Minster, Yorkshire
Full training in interpretive guided tour techniques and assessment of 115 volunteer guides at this iconic building.
Client. Dean and Chapter of York Minster Cathedral.
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Dover Castle, Kent
Provided training in visitor communication skills for front-line staff who deliver tours of the wartime tunnels and Medieval keep. Also training in delivery of learning programmes for staff from Dover and Hurst Castles. Client. English Heritage
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Warkworth Castle, Northumberland
Design of interactive book and accompanying discovery packs for family visitors to this large, atmospheric Northumberland Castle. Click here for more info. Client. English Heritage
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Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk
Prepared an interpretive planning best practice advisory document to support the preparation of a second round HLF bid.
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Battle Abbey, East Sussex.
Design and delivery of two key educational 'Discovery Visits'. Storyline also provided full volunteer training in session delivery.
Client. English Heritage.
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Creative learning - multiple sites
Storyline was commissioned by English Heritage to research, generate and recommend ideas for new site based and online resources to improve the quality of free education visits at historic properties across England.
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Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire
Provision of full training and facilitation for education staff and school discovery visit session development at this popular site.
Client. English Heritage.
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History Live, Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire
Storyline with fellow teller Dave Tong, regularly provide storytelling performances at English Heritage's flagship event held every July.
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Heritage Learning Magazine
Prior to its final edition in 2012, Stewart Alexander was an editorial board member and contributed a number of articles.
Client. English Heritage
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Audley End, Wrest Park and Down House
Storyline provide a range of activities for English Heritage family events. Designed and led 'bug safari' events at Wrest Park, Audley End and Down House.
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Carisbrooke Castle, I.O.W
Commissioned to write and design a downloadable 'quick' castle guide for visiting teachers.
Client. English Heritage.
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Cathedral Plus conference, Edinburgh
Storyline was invited to present an afternoon session on interpretive themes at their annual conference.
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Stonehenge
Delivered training for the volunteer learning and visitor engagement teams.
Client: English Heritage
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Ripon Cathedral
Provided training for volunteer cathedral guides and the learning team. Included development of tour and learning programme content.
Client: Ripon Cathedral.
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Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland
Designed an exciting GPS 'geocache' trail to enable school visitors to learn about this complex site in an exciting and memorable way. Client. English Heritage
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Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Education programme design. Designed three unique educational 'Discovery Visits' for this stunning Bedfordshire park. Full training given to education volunteers.
Client. English Heritage.
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Certified Interpretive Guide training
Delivered a Certified Interpretive Guide course. Our illustrator, Jim Kavanagh, recently achieved his certification through one of these courses.
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Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Visitor Services training. Delivered face to face communication skills training to volunteer room stewards and garden guides. Client. English Heritage.
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Sherwood Forest Country Park and NNR, Nottinghamshire
Regular storytelling performances and storywalks with fellow interpreter and storyteller Dave Tong since 2005.
Client. Nottingham County Council.
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Portchester Castle, Hampshire
Storyline designed a school discovery visit for the castle. Full training, including a 'top up' workshop was delivered to staff and volunteers.
Client. English Heritage.
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Kenwood House, London
Training in creative approaches to designing learning programmes for staff and volunteers who deliver the school sessions at this English Heritage property.
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Warkworth Castle, Northumberland
Invited to train staff and volunteers responsible for leading interactive school sessions in creative learning techniques. Worked with staff from Tynemouth Priory, Warkworth and Carlisle Castles.
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RSPB Training film
Created a training film covering the essential techniques required to create truly interpretive tours.
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Walmer Castle
Created an interactive story treasure box. The story called The Duke’s Horse provides an introduction to the Duke Of Wellington. A short film promo here: https://youtu.be/9LTTlPKC_ko
Client: English Heritage
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Burgh Castle, Norfolk
Invited to provide training in leading guided tours and facilitation of tour content.
Client: Norfolk Archaeological Trust.
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Belsay Hall and Gardens
Family event - Victorian Bug Safaris.
Client: English Heritage.
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St. Benets Abbey, Norfolk
Several volunteer tour guide training workshops at this extraordinary Norfolk site.
Client. Norfolk Archaeological Trust.
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Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Design of a major learning resource. 15 discovery backpacks that each introduce a character from Old Sarum's past. A dynamic mix of drama, investigation and interactive activities. Includes full web based downloadable materials and teachers notes.
Client. English Heritage.
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Carisbrooke Castle,
Isle Of Wight
Leading school visits and involved in latest promotional film for educational visits to this fascinating site. Link to promo film. https://youtu.be/DB6tIsIu-o4
Client: English Heritage.
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West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Suffolk
Invited to deliver training for young people working on an interpretive film of this evocative site.
Client. Suffolk County Council.
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Dover Castle, Kent
Delivered special WW1 themed educational days for schools.
Client English Heritage.