Over the past year, in a project coordinated by the Mechanics’ Institution Trust, thirty-five young Swindonians learnt lots of amazing things about our town. What they learned is on this Sharing Swindon’s Story website.
The organisations that enabled this project to take place are:
Some of what the youngsters did
On the Sharing Swindon’s Story website here, you can find out more about what they got up to.
‘Starting in Summer 2018, 35 young people based at Central Community Centre in Swindon’s historic and award-winning Railway Village began a project to create artworks inspired by the heritage around them and share these with the local community.
‘Sharing Swindon’s Story’ focused on the community and cultural heritage of our town, linked to the first generations of ‘New Swindonians’ and the Mechanics’ Institution.’
A group of 11-16 year olds from the local youth club designed and led the project.
See this YouTube film to hear the youngsters talking about their activities: https://youtu.be/MVAsKZtMTfU
Read the rest of the story and see loads of photographs on the website here: https://swindonstory.uk/the-project/
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Artwork on the hoardings around the Mechanics’ Institute
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