The Autumn 2020 Forum newsletter has been distributed. In a period of coronavirus challenges and restrictions throughout the heritage sector, it is inspiring to read about so many exciting projects taking place within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
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The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service
Forum members might wish to consider encouraging supporters to nominate them for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.
It is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. The group must provide a specific local benefit such as preserving the local heritage and environment. Nominations for the 2022 Award can be submitted from 1 April 2021 until 5pm on 15 September 2021.
Networking and sharing
Meeting other heritage volunteers and sharing ideas is a great way to learn in an enjoyable environment. The Forum hosts a number of members’ meetings each year. The next meeting is
Exciting Free Heritage Opportunities for Schools
The Forum has published a booklet for schools that describes the activities and learning experiences that Heritage Groups in North West Leicestershire can offer to support schools in the delivery of the national curriculum.
Many activities are more than just history, they include English, mathematics, geography and other subjects.