My Family: My Story is a digital storytelling project that introduces families to museum collections and the way that objects can be used to create stories. We hope that you can take some ideas from the project described in this learning journey and adapt them to a school environment.
Families from a local school were invited to work with The World of James Herriot museum to create a family collection and digital family story, using their own homes and special objects as a starting point.
Through-out the project, the participants explored the stories that their chosen objects could tell people now and in the future, about their family, their interests and how they live.
The World of James Herriot is set in Skeldale House the original home and surgery of Alf Wight, in which many of his well-loved stories were born.
Our collection consists of objects and documents relating to the life and work of Alf Wight and his family, including:
This learning journey provides resources which can be used by museum educators, teachers and family learning practioners to support literacy learning.
My Family: My Story is a partnership project between Museums, Libraries and Archives, The World of James Herriot and Dr Kate Pahl, Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield, together with the local extended schools co-ordinator and Thirsk community school.
For more information on this project and its associated activities, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org