The Heritage Apprentice – Calling All Budding Historians! …


‘The Heritage Apprentice’

Calling all budding historians!

Do you have fresh ideas and a love of history?

Come and take on our ‘Lord Sugar’!

Open to young adults in the 14-18 age categories from all schools, colleges and youth groups from Swansea and its hinterlands, this unique programme offers an opportunity to compete in a team event modeled on the BBC TV series ‘The Apprentice’. Selected school teams will be given a brief to develop a project associated with the Hafod-Morfa copperworks, an ambitious heritage-led regeneration initiative focusing on the 12.5 acre former site of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks.

Heritage Apprentice

Applicants will have a lunch at Swansea University with the Hafod project team followed by a tour of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site, led by Professor Huw Bowen, professor of Public History at Swansea University. Teams will have a week to prepare their ideas before presenting them before a panel of judges, including our very own ‘Lord Sugar’. An Award Ceremony will take place at the National Waterfront Museum on November 19th.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with an important local and global historical site and contribute to its development. Applicants will also gain knowledge, transferable skills and experience in the history, business, IT, design and tourism and leisure sectors.

The deadline for applications is 3:30pm, October 14th 2015.

To apply: please send a 150-word summary telling us why your school / youth group is the right team for the programme to Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: Please include email contact address, telephone number, teacher / youth group leader name.

Further information:

  • Team info – 3 teams of 4 or 4 teams of 3.
  • Schools will be informed by telephone on Friday 16th October if they have been successful.
  • Event day (lunch and Hafod site tour) November 12th 12 – 2.30 pm.
  • Award Ceremony at the National Waterfront Museum 19th November 12 – 2 pm.

**Part of ‘Heritage, Health and Wellbeing’, Swansea University’s programme of events for ‘Being Human’, the UK’s second festival of the humanities led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 12-22 November 2015.

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