Bodley Heritage | Social Impact – Young People
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Social Impact – Young People

The British Library, Campaign! Make an Impact. created social impact inspiring young people through historical campaigns and museum collections. Young people learned from successful historical campaigns such as the abolition of the slave trade, women’s suffrage, public health and the Chartists.

They then ran their own modern-day campaigns, changing their own world, with amazing results.

Young people from more challenging backgrounds often gained the most benefit.

  • I can do most things if I have the confidence, I can achieve anything
  • Things can be changed if you can be heard
  • I’m able to change anything if I put my mind to it.
  • The project made me realise that I can make a difference in the world.

Students Mayfield Middle School

As Programme Manager, Ali developed the programme, led on advocacy, presenting the programme at a range of conferences including the Museums Association. She worked extensively with the Association of Citizenship Teaching and the programme was written into the OCR GCSE for Citizenship.

Over 60 museums and archives taking part, impacting on 10,000 young people. 2010 it was shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards.