‘I joined the heritage youth forum because I wanted to inspire other young people to explore what heritage means to them!’
LCC Heritage Youth Forum
‐ Eva- Heritage Youth Forum volunteer
We are the LCC Heritage Youth Forum!
Our mission is to help make heritage more relevant and interesting to other young people!
We might not currently be able to meet in person but that hasn’t stopped us meeting digitally. Check out below some of the exciting projects that we’ve been working on!
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and it’s part of our lives now and it will become a part of our history. We are really interested to find out what life has really been like for young people across Leicestershire these last 12 months. That’s why we’ve launched the project #The2020LeicsReview so that we can capture young people’s experience and share them with future generations.
To do this we need your help! Are you aged 13-25? Then get involved!
You can choose to either complete our survey, take part in our Instagram challenge or do both!
To take part in the survey please click here. If you complete the survey by March 31st you could be in with the chance to enter our prize draw and win an Instax Polaroid Camera. For prize draw terms and conditions, please click here.
Feeling creative? Then maybe our Instagram challenge is for you! Sum up your 2020 and help us create #TheLeicsCovidArchives.
Need some inspiration? Then visit our Instagram page (and don’t forget to follow us!)
For more information check out our poster.
Before the pandemic we were working on our first project which was to co-design the NextGen HeritageFest. This involved choosing a venue, creating a logo, writing a marketing plan and much more!
Unfortunately work towards this project had to be put on hold due to Covid, however we still hope that this exciting event can go ahead in September 2021. Click here for further information.
The LCC Heritage Youth Forum was established in June 2019 with the aim of engaging young people in heritage projects and providing a platform for them to share their ideas, interests and help shape our internal heritage services which include the 1620s House and Gardens, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Melton Carnegie Museum, Market Harborough Museum and Leicestershire Collections.
The group meet fortnightly on Wednesday evening and is currently made up of 6 volunteers aged 13-21.
Click here to find out why Lauren chose to get involved.