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Learning My Landscape

This project aims to link schools to their local landscape and raise awareness of the distinctness and richness of the Derwent Valley as a resource for learning. This will be done through teacher training, educational activities, developing and providing resources and creating habitats and features within the school grounds.

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hostel in woods
Derwent Explorers

This project aims to provide opportunities for selected young people to go on an adventure into the Derwent Valley. They will plan and carry out an overnight residential visit to a remote hostel in Shining Cliff woods in the Lower Derwent Valley, gaining the knowledge and confidence in the process to enable them to make further visits to the project area with family and friends.

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Students take a break from filming at Leawood Pumphouse
Technology Then, Technology Now

The Technology Then, Technology Now project was funded by the Heritage Lottery 'Young Roots' programme and developed during 2013 and 2014 by young people aged 16 to 24 years from Highfields School in Matlock, Belper School and Nottingham Trent University.

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Cover of Scavenger Boy on which this project was based
Me: My Past, My Future

The project is loosely based on a children’s time slip story ‘Scavenger Boy’, where a boy is taken back in time and learns what life was like in the days of cotton production at Cromford Mills. The plan is to get families to reflect on their past and think about what they want for their children.

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Children of the Mills Masson performance
Children of the Mills

Children of the Mills was a multi media performance project involving over 200 children from schools local to the Derwent Valley Mills WHS.

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