Learning Resources Ouseburn Valley is a region often used to help facilitate learning at all levels, from primary school children to university students. We've collated some of the most popular learning materials which have been developed by the Ouseburn Trust, our volunteers and external contributors. If you have a specific request and think we can help, please get in touch. Jump to the relevant section: Regeneration Heritage & history Co-ordinating a day of learning in the Valley Regeneration Using Ouseburn as a regeneration case study 35 year Ouseburn Regeneration timeline Ouseburn's 2003-2012 regeneration strategy Ouseburn's 2012-2020 regeneration strategy A map of Ouseburn's regeneration area The history of the Ouseburn Trust (and its role in regeneration) Davey Pearson photo archives - to illustrate what Ouseburn looked like in the past Video and oral history We hold a collection of recorded memories from local people who lived in Ouseburn and sheltered in the Vicrtoria Tunnel during WWII: Victoria Tunnel DVD Wartime Voices audio CD For a contemporary perspective, watch the Voices from the Ouseburn Valley video or explore the perspectives of people living in the Malings. Resources developed specifically for Geography studies Liz Cowans, a former Geography teacher and current Ouseburn Trust Heritage Volunteer, has developed a range of A-level resources: A presentation about the industrial background - The Rise and Fall of the Ouseburn Valley An illustrated walk in Ouseburn 'Now and Then in Ouseburn Valley' (image-based presentation) A map of Ouseburn industries through the ages The local Geographical Association branch has collated a range of materials, specifically for teachers and students using Ouseburn for fieldwork and as a case study for Changing Place in A level Geography. Live Regeneration Q & A with additional resources we can arrange an online Q & A session with the Chair of our Planning & Development Group, who is also a regular leader of Back to the Future Guided Walks through the Valley. We can either use our presentation programme Demio (accessed through the browser, no camera or mic needed, questions and comments through a chat box) and we can invite the teacher to attend as a presenter to contribute or facilitate the Q and A) Alternatively we can join your preferred teaching channel as an invited speaker and send a link to the short video to show at the start. As preparation for this we also offer Hope and Opportunity: amidst the decay of a neglected valley – a 40-minute recording of an online talk given in December 2020 by Bob Langley, the Trust’s first Chair, and some of those who went on to form the Ouseburn Trust. This explores the very beginnings of the interest in the regeneration of the Ouseburn – the commitment to try to ensure that the values driving its development should take people and community seriously, in contrast to the commercial property led development on the Quayside. We send a link so it can be watched when convenient before the Q and A. 35 years of Regeneration a short summary publication that helps to understand and locate places and events mentioned in the recorded talk. Sent as a PDF. We are charging the same as for our guided walk - £50. If you are interested in arranging a session please get in touch to suggest a date Guided walks (currently not available due to covid 19 restrictions) We can arrange leaders for the following guided walks on the subject of regeneration in Ouseburn Valley. Walks last 1-1 1/2 hours and cost £50 for up to 20 people. Please email us to arrange a suitable time and date for a visit. Ouseburn’s Regeneration story – Dale Bolland shows how Ouseburn has changed from the 1980s to the development of mixed-use, slow-burn bottom-up regeneration of the Valley over the past 30 years - and where it might go next. Dale is the former City Council Regeneration Officer for Ouseburn, an extremely knowledgeable and well-connected guide. Heritage-themed Regeneration in Ouseburn - Mike Greatbatch explains how the promotion and enhancement of the Ouseburn heritage and community history helped to change perceptions of the area and establish Ouseburn as a visitor destination and heritage hot spot. Mike is the former Heritage Officer for Ouseburn, now freelance, and an expert and fascinating guide to the heritage of the area. Rise and Fall and Rise of Ouseburn - Liz Cowans illustrates the changing fortunes of Ouseburn's industries since the 19th-century and the lives of workers in the Valley on a guided walk down Stepney Bank and along Lime Street. Liz is a former Geography teacher and an experienced heritage education volunteer with the Trust. Interviews For individual students seeking information for their research, we can offer a one-hour interview with either the former Regeneration Officer or the Trust's Chief Officer, depending on the subject of the research. We invite a £20 donation for this, or alternatively a student may undertake two hours voluntary work improving the Ouseburn environment, usually on a Saturday morning. Please email us to arrange a suitable time and date for an interview. Heritage and History Learning in the Victoria Tunnel The Victoria Tunnel offers a fascinating experience for children studying either the Victorian period or World War Two. We offer private school group visits to the Tunnel which can be developed around individual needs. If you're interested in studying the Victoria Tunnel at any level and require some specific resources or details, get in touch. Learn more about the Virtual Victoria Tunnel Experience for schools. Download the brief history of the Victoria Tunnel (pdf) Heritage learning for children KS1 - Jenny's Journey is a learning package which explores the story of a young girl who grew up in the Ouseburn Valley. It explores learning around history, geography and science. KS2 and KS3 - Who Killed Lizzie Dowson is a resource which explores the story of a girl who died of lead poisoning in 1891, aged 18. Co-ordinate a day of learning in the Valley In addition to our freely accessible resources, private walking tours and Victoria Tunnel visits, Ouseburn is filled with organisations which can provide an educational and entertaining experience. If you are coordinating activities outside the classroom, there are lots of things to do in Ouseburn for the whole family. Our neighbouring organisations also offer excellent learning opportunities: Ouseburn Farm Seven Stories Northern Print Stepney Bank Stables You can either arrange visits directly, or we can offer a number of packages that combine a visit to the Victoria Tunnel with other learning opportunities.