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The Heritage of Our Lives

Project Dates
2020

Heritage Ambassador
Zainab

Organisation
Ethical Business Exchange

THOOL enabled young people to focus on their own lives by taking a human approach to the concept of heritage. Helping them to research and curate information, stories and photographs from their personal histories and to showcase it on this website, and at a physical exhibition in the summer of 2021.

The project is about ‘lived experience’, young people were encouraged to think about their lives within the context of a wide range of influencing factors, such as culture (families, communities, ethnicity, cultural traditions) and the heritage of place and setting. This helped them to develop a greater sense of self, as they learnt more about where they came from (Leicester, elsewhere or overseas), the areas where they grew up, and the people and events that shaped their lives.

Find out more about the project:

  https://www.thool.org.uk/