Learning and Outreach Projects

As well as delivering in-house learning activities at Cornwall Record Office (CRO) and the Cornish Studies Library (CSL), and larger projects, we have also participated in various externally funded projects and partnerships with other organisations. Some case studies include:

Gig rowing: past, present and future - as part of the national People’s Record project the CRO worked with junior gig rowers from two local clubs to make a short film, using original documents, about the history of the sport in Cornwall. 

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A Safe Place To Go - a website focusing on evacuation to Cornwall in World War II. Evacuees to Cornwall were interviewed by young Cornish residents; the website gives people access to these oral histories and background information about this emotive subject.  It also provides teaching resources to support schools in the delivery of the curriculum with a regional focus.

Look Up! - a Truro city trail devised by Record Office staff working with Glynn House Alternative Provision Academy. The trail was researched and designed by young people at Glynn House and is designed to support the primary school curriculum and encourage children to learn more about their local area and its history.  Have a look at the website for more details and to download a copy of the trail.