"This is the sort of thing I want to do now, I really feel there's nothing in my way for doing stuff like this."
— Arnaud-William Mbaki, Proud Places Young Ambassador
COVID FRIENDLY VISITS
Site visits are fully Covid risk-assessed. Groups can be as small as necessary and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.
Proud Places is a London-wide education programme inspiring young people with the world around them. Using heritage projects we introduce children aged 7 and upwards to important themes in everyday places… the hidden stories of London and why they matter.
Through free site visits and school workshops, this is a chance to find out about buildings, conservation and craftsmanship – what you never knew about the city all around you.
The programme helps young people improve their life choices as well as their life skills. It has been developed with our Proud Places Young Ambassadors and will run for three years, with funding from the Jones Day Foundation.
For more information on the Heritage of London Trust go to our webpage heritageoflondon.org
"Not gonna lie, this was genuinely the best day we've had yet! Every week I think it's not gonna top the last and it does! This is the best day I've ever had! I'll say to my mates, what did YOU do this Wednesday?! NOTHING.”
Devon Fields, 19, Proud Places Young Ambassador
Find out a little more about one of our projects here!
PROJECTS AT ANY ONE TIME
A stonemason engages with young ambassadors
Learning how to restore a historical landmark.
A London school history project
Primary pupils look at a dragon weathervane from St James's, Bermondsey.
London school trip to Broomfield Park
Hazelwood School find out about their local park's history.
Dr Nicola Stacey speaks at a school assembly.
Showing children our recent work on Cranford Lock up as part of this London school history project.
A pupil drawing St James's weathervane
Children loved responding creatively to a project on their doorstep.
Proud Places Ambassadors look at St Bart's keys
Secret spaces of St Bart's are unlocked with this set of old keys.
Proud Places Ambassador looking down into St Bart's
Proud Places Ambassador explores hidden spaces of St Bart's
Pupils learn about Sir Christopher Wren’s spire in Lewisham
Heritage visits are a chance to talk to stonemasons about their skills.
Proud Places leader Nia McIntosh and Young Ambassadors
Year round trips to heritage sites, fun in all weathers!
Older pupils learning about stonemason tools
The programme offers interactive London school trips.
An artist matches historic paint on statues
Historic paint specialist Pedro da Costa Felgueiras at work in Whitechapel.
Children at Cranford Lock up
Exploring the life of Victorian rogues and villains in this police cell.
Dr Nicola Stacey and Proud Places Ambassadors
Two proud places ambassadors preparing their presentations with Dr Nicola Stacey.