Resources for Change: Educational Resources and Training
Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage has developed a collection of resources to support anti-racist education, with direct reference to Black British history, Black dance, arts and culture. This growing portfolio includes podcasts, publications (print and digital) and education packs that contribute to ambitions towards supporting decolonising education and bridging the gaps in mainstream education, particularly for children, young people, studentsand those with an interest for self-directed learning.
Serendipity collaborates with educators at schools, colleges and universities offering meaningful engagement around Black British history. Pawlet Brookes MBE regularly presents guestkeynotes as part of Serendipity’s commitment to advocacy and sharing best practice. She is a regular contributor to the programme for the Black European Summer School and also sits of the advisory panel for Midlands4Cities.
Serendipity shares practical learning opportunities through training archivists, curators and cultural organisations in accessing and using Black history actively and research tools for both charitable and commercial organisations to use in planning, promoting and broadening audiences.Following a successful pilot run in 2022, Young Archivists is a CPD accredited training programme aimed at young people from diverse communities who are currently under-represented in the heritage sector, to learn from heritage experts. The programme supports people interested in a career in the sector to use technology to understand how archives and intangible heritage is recorded, preserved and shared.
In 2023, Serendipity will also launch an online CPD course focused on dance from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora for online audiences wishing to learn something new and address genuine history for dance education.