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Modern Homelessness – KS2 Workshop Lesson Plan & Resources Pack (PDF, 493kb)
History Detectives – KS2 Workshop Lesson Plan & Resources Pack (PDF, 3.2mb)
Oral History – KS3 Workshop Outline and Resources Pack (PDF, 395kb)


Little Green Pig Street Stories Project

April 4, 2016

littlegreenpiglogo_W135In January BHT Heritage began working on a 10-week partnership project with Little Green Pig, a creative writing charity in Brighton and Hove.

The project, Street Stories, brings together 20 young writers from various schools in Brighton and Hove, with clients and former clients of BHT who have experienced street homelessness in the city. The children, who are aged between 9 and 11 years old, will use these experiences to create their own stories about characters facing rough sleeping.

Little Green Pig Article Image w300The stories will challenge the public perception of homelessness and will be made into a digital audio story walk through the streets of the city. The final piece will be launched for the public during Brighton’s Fringe festival in May 2016, and will be shared with local schools.

The project started with an introduction workshop, led by BHT’s Heritage Officer, which saw the children exploring what it’s like to experience street homelessness, why someone might become homeless in the first place, who might become homeless, what essentials someone might need to stay safe and well, and where people can access support in Brighton and Hove.

At the end of the session the children created questions for BHT clients and ex-clients, to learn about where they chose to sleep, their daily routine, how they stayed safe, which services they went to for food, and how they kept clean.

The group will be involved in recording sound effects and mapping a route for the audio walk, which will incorporates their stories and the voices of BHT clients and ex-clients. They will also visit First Base Day Centre to learn about the facilities provided for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove today.

Little Green Pig has inspired over 1,300 seven – 18 year olds since it started in 2008:

Click here to learn more about the work of the Little Green Pig Project

BHT Heritage Educational Workshops

December 4, 2015

Educational Workshops Article Image w300Throughout 2014 – 15 educational workshops about homelessness have been delivered to over 100 school-aged children in Brighton and Hove.

The outreach session, created by BHT Heritage, uses oral history clips, film, debate and role-play to explore the realities and common misconceptions about street homelessness. Children have learnt about the causes of homelessness, what it’s like to sleep on the streets and what support is available to people in Brighton and Hove.

Clients of BHT have created resources for the session; 5 people who were rough sleeping documented a typical day using a single-use camera and audio-recorded themselves talking about their daily routines. Extracts from the BHT Heritage oral history project are also incorporated, conveying people’s thoughts, feelings and concerns about staying safe, their mental and physical health, loneliness and public perception.

One school, Queens Park Primary, furthered the children’s learning and understanding about homelessness by visiting Assembly, an exhibition of photography created by people who have experienced homelessness living in Brighton. Individuals associated with First Base Day Centre used single-use cameras to capture photographs of their experiences and the things that interest them. Click here to find out more about Assembly.

A brilliant workshop…This really helped the children to understand and empathise with people who are homeless. It was very thought-provoking for them

Year 6 Teacher, Brighton

Heritage Poetry Competition

August 20, 2015

poetry-competition2016_W300In August 2015 school-aged children from across Brighton and Hove were invited to participate in BHT’s heritage-inspired poetry competition.

Entrants wrote about their favourite heritage sites, buildings and monuments; celebrating the city’s rich, iconic architectural landscape. Popular structures included The Royal Pavilion, the West Pier and the Palace Pier, with poetry using sights, sounds, smell and taste to explore themes of nature, mystery and excitement.

Poems by joint first and second prize winners were exhibited for the local community at Jubilee Library, Hove Library, and Honeycroft Children’s Centre in September.

[Entrant] has got so much out of entering this competition…it has given her a real boost in confidence with her writing.

I love poetry and writing so I jumped at the chance!

First prize winners:

Emma (aged 10)

Honeycroft Holiday Club (aged 5 – 10)

Second prize winners:

Sophie (aged 9)

Maisey (aged 7)

Click here to download a PDF of the original prize winning entries (831kb)