sounddelivery wins Youth Engagement AwardSep 29th, 2011 • Category: News
We’re delighted to announce that a project developed and delivered by sounddelivery for Crich Tramway Village has won the “Working with Children and Young People” award at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards.
The “Hear All About It!” audio trail project, which was funded by the Renaissance East Midlands ‘MuBu‘ scheme, involved young people creating an audio trail to guide visitors through the museum’s restored period village streets. A key part of the project was to give young people the skills and creative ability to produce the audio trail themselves. The production process included a series of intensive workshops in scriptwriting, storytelling, audio production and drama skills, which were run by Mark and Linda Kempton, the creative writer who was also involved in the project.
The young people then created a series of short audio-dramas based around different features including a stench pipe, tram shelter and a police phone box. The audio guides were made available to download from the museum’s website and are accompanied by an interactive map pinpointing their locations.
The judges were impressed by the engagement of the young people and the potential new visitors that the project would encourage, saying;
“It was an admirable project that engaged a notoriously difficult group (teenagers) and that they demonstrated genuine enthusiasm for the project. Hear all About It took a creative approach to developing interpretation of street furniture on site which will encourage people to visit.”
Listen to one of the dramas created for the trail, this one focusing on an on-street urinal.
You can download the PDF Press Release announcing the award here.
This is our second heritage award, after our Podcasts From the Past project with the Museum of London won the Digital Access Online Jodie Award.