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February 2016

We have some very important news for you!

www.heritagedetectives.org is a mobile friendly site  - you don't need to download an app!

 

Yes, this web site is mobile friendly so if you have a mobile phone or a tablet you can explore this beautiful area and take all our information with you!  Of course, you will need to have access internet and that cannot be guaranteed in rural areas so why not download the pages that interest you and save them to your screen or even print them out. 

Back in September 2014 we thought you would need a specific app to access our game.

Heritage Open Days in Pershore. 2014.

Launch of unique mobile phone game for families and tourists exploring history and heritage in the ancient Hundred of Pershore!

Picture of a mobile phone with the game.
A new detective's game for families

The Pershore Big Heritage Quest comes to a remarkable climax on Saturday September 13 with the launch of an interactive mobile app enabling families and tourists to uncover the historic story of Pershore. The launch, which will take place in the St Andrew’s Centre at 10.30am, is part of the Pershore’s Heritage Open Day’s programme!

The app will be created by Oliver John, a sixth former from Pershore High School. He will work with the Go West Heritage Knights and use the information collected by young heritage detectives from schools in and around Pershore to create a heritage game. It will offer an exciting and interactive way to explore Pershore and the villages round about and result in greater awareness of the history of the market town of Pershore and its formidable medieval story. A Time Traveller’s Guide to the Pershore area is being developed to accompany the game. It will be published online at heritagedetectives.org.

 

It was back in 2012, in Pershore Abbey, that nearly 200 young heritage detectives, some as young as seven accepted the challenge to lead the Pershore’s Big Heritage Quest in their schools and communities. For a whole school year they quested, looking for things a time traveller from the early 13th century might still recognise today. It was no easy task. Busy teachers managed to integrate the detective actives into already full timetables with some remarkable results. There is to be an exhibition of the children’s contribution to Pershore’s Big Heritage Quest in the St. Andrew’s Centre on September 13th. The exhibition, which will chart the development of a project that has been supported by and involved volunteers from many different organisations and walks of life over a three year period, has been masterminded by the Sandy Marchant honorary project director of the Go West Heritage Knights. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5 pm.  Oliver John will demonstrate the first stages of the new app at the Pershore Big Heritage Quest Exhibition on September 13 from 11am to midday.

 

School children in Pershore Abbey
Successful heritage detectives join the Fellowship of Arthur's Heritage Knights

Schools taking part in the Pershore Big
Heritage Quest:

Pershore High School
St Barnabas First and Middle School, Drakes
Broughton

Holy Redeemer RC Primary School. Pershore
Cherry Orchard First School
Defford First School
Eckington First School
Elmley Castle First School
Norton-juxta Kempsey First School