Sixth formers help promote resort culture

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Sixth formers have been asked to come up with ideas to help promote the cultural history of Blackpool.

The request was made by Blackpool councillor Christine Wright during a visit to Blackpool Sixth Form College.

The aim of the visit was to strengthen links between Blackpool Council’s Heritage and Culture group and local students.

Students from the sixth form studying A-level classical civilisation and A-level history were invited to meet Coun Wright to discuss projects to promote Blackpool’s heritage.

She was accompanied by Carl Carrington, who oversees conservation, archaeology and heritage at Blackpool Council.

The councillor, who is Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for culture and heritage, said: “I was delighted to spend the morning with students from Blackpool Sixth Form who all showed great interest in the culture and heritage offer in Blackpool.

“These students are so lucky to have such a rich cultural history on their doorstep and I hope that our visit gave them a bit of an insight in the work we do as a local authority to both preserve and promote our assets.

“I look forward to working with the college again in the future.”

Jack Burrell, a second year student, hoping to study history at university hopes that the new museum will “engage young people in history while also providing more jobs in Blackpool.”

Fellow second year student, Charlotte Edwards, wants the museum to involve interactive exhibitions so that local schools can use the museum as part of their curriculum.

She hopes that younger pupils can take an active interest in history from the museum.