IGNITE Yorkshire

Over the past few months we have been working with IVE and 5 other partners putting on events for young people all based on heritage. 

This work was a pilot to test if our ideas and activities inspired young people into thinking about heritage in a different way and I'm pleased to say that HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) have liked what they have seen. So much so that we now have funding for four years to continue the work. 

Along with the other five partners

 Canal Connections

The Sobriety Project & Yorkshire Waterway Museum  

Swinton Lock Activity Centre,

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust 

The National Coal Mining Museum

we will be using the skills of The Writing Squad and The Heritage Craft Alliance to put on activities, workshops and events all of which young people can get involved in. We will also be putting together a group of young people who will help us shape future events and begin to lead the project in the direction they feel it should go. We can't wait to get started!!!

If you would like to read a bit more check out the blog link below from IVE. 



"I particularly enjoyed the zip wire because i felt like i was flying"

Tom W, Aged 12 

“I am writing to say a giant THANK YOU for making Carlton Lodge the best experience of my life!”

Jasmin, aged 10

We can honestly say this is the best residential we have ever attended. 

Thorpe Primary School - June 2018

Everyone loved it and didn’t want to leave, even with the snow.

12th Harrogate, St.Marks, Brownies

“The rooms were excellent and the food was gorgeous!”

James, Aged 9

“The instructors made me smile because I knew I was safe in their hands.”

Kaitlyn, aged 10

 “Always a real pleasure to come to Carlton Lodge. A lovely setting, amazing friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait for next year for more of the same.”

Ings Primary School - May 2018

"The group were all encouraged and supported to achieve their goals - amazing instructors!"

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"This was our best visit ever, mainly due to Sam and Jake who totally understood our students. The Catering staff were so friendly and of course the food was delicious"

King James School - Sept 2018

"We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience that your instructors showed in every activity."

Youth Worker, Hull

“It was the best school trip ever, I would like to go back and do it all again.”

Maddison, aged 10

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