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Participate: Get Involved in a Creative Project at The Battle of Bannockburn at National Trust for Scotland

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Would you like to get involved in a creative project at The Battle of Bannockburn?

 Are you 13-21 years old?

Bannockburn Belongs is a co-design project for young people at The Battle of Bannockburn. Co-design means we want to work with young people to help us better understand their needs in relation to Scottish heritage – basically, we want to know what young people want from heritage sites. To find this out, we are going to work with a group of young people and help them develop a creative output which will (hopefully!) encourage more young people to visit Bannockburn.

Want to get involved? Email Caitlin Walker at learningatbannockburn@nts.org.uk or get in touch via our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

What is The Battle of Bannockburn?

The Battle of Bannockburn is a heritage site and visitor attraction managed by National Trust for Scotland. It commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn, which was fought in 1314 by armies led by Robert the Bruce of Scotland and Edward II of England. The site is located in Whins of Milton, Stirling. It comprises a visitor centre, which contains an audio-visual immersive Experience, gift shop and café, as well as outdoor grounds, which contain monuments commemorating the battle and further historical interpretation.

What will the Bannockburn Belongs project involve?

The project will run August-December 2022. The participants will meet regularly at The Battle of Bannockburn every two weeks for around two hours – the best day and time will be decided amongst the participants at the beginning of the project. The sessions will include discussions and group activities and will eventually lead to the delivery of a creative output – made by you! It could be an exhibition, a series of workshops, a physical or digital resource – you decide! You will also be asked to take part in some evaluation on the project.

Do I need any qualifications to take part?

No! You don’t need any qualifications or experience to take part. You don’t even need to be interested in history or heritage! You will be inducted as a volunteer of National Trust for Scotland in order to take part. We will therefore require some details from you. This data will only be used to support you in your role, communicate with you about your role, and maintain records.

How long will National Trust for Scotland hold my data?

National Trust for Scotland holds volunteer data for 6 years after you leave your last active volunteering role. Further information about how we handle your personal data and your rights under data protection law can be found in our Privacy Policy at www.nts.org.uk/privacy-data-protection

Who else will be involved?

You will be working with other local young people as well as staff from The Battle of Bannockburn. The staff member delivering the project is Caitlin Walker, Learning Assistant. Her contact details are learningatbannockburn@nts.org.uk (email) and 01786 812664 (telephone).

What will I get from taking part?

Bannockburn Belongs will give you the opportunity to get to know how a heritage site works, develop skills, and even make friends.

How will my work be used?

You will create and deliver something at The Battle of Bannockburn – what that is, is up to you! This will be used by visitors and/or staff. The creative output will be shared on Bannockburn’s social media and internal National Trust for Scotland communications. Your answers to the evaluation questions will be stored anonymously in an end-of-project report and used to inform future projects. This report will be shared with other National Trust for Scotland employees.

What if I change my mind?

You can decide to leave the project at any time. If you see content you’ve created in a place or shown in a way you don’t like, you can ask to have it edited or deleted. If you have any further questions, please contact Caitlin at learningatbannockburn@nts.org.uk or 01786 812664.

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