The project of NCCL wins an award!
The project of National Centre for Citizenship and the Law wins the Best Education Initiative at the Museum and Heritage awards in youth crime prevention.
We are extremely proud and pleased to announce that the I Pledge project won Best Education Initiative at the Museum and Heritage awards. The project is a youth crime prevention initiative developed by the NCCL and funded by Nottinghamshire County Council. The I Pledge project works with year 5 students from targeted schools in Nottinghamshire, introducing them to the system of justice and the life within it. As the part of the project NCCL created interactive sessions within the unique surroundings of the courtrooms, police stations, and cells at the Galleries of Justice Museum to help developing a better understanding of the law and the consequences of actions as citizens. The project was launched in 2010 and since then over 2,000 pupils have successfully completed the programme with further 480 taking part this year.
To win the award NCCL had to demonstrate an innovative approach to learning and prove they met their learning objectives. The ‘Best Education Initiative’ was one of the categories which received the most applications at the awards. The team members of NCCL fought off stiff competition from ‘The Wallace Collection’, ‘The Royal Pavilion’ and ‘Pallant House Gallery’ to be awarded joint winners of Best Education Initiative with the Design Museum. The Judges were particularly impressed by the clear impact of the project on its participants and the work with a transitional age group.
NCCL Learning Manager Carol King, pictured on the left with Leah Sareen from Notts County Council and Sue Perkins, said
As the Learning Manager at the NCCL and Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham, I am responsible for the running and development of the learning provision that we provide for schools and other groups. Being a Learning Manager is a great mix of working with young people, developing education programmes and working with other education and heritage professionals.
It’s a really fun job because you get to use real objects and sources, which most people don’t get the chance to see, prepare interesting education sessions that bring history to life. Working with children and young people also means that no day is ever the same and it is always very interesting to get young peoples’ perspective on our history. It is always so interesting to get young peoples’ view on how the law has treated people in the past and how it should treat them today.