An introduction to Proud Places

July 2020 – The Heritage of London Trust announces Proud Places – a groundbreaking heritage project that’s a piece of good news at a difficult time for the arts and heritage sector, as well as young people across the country.

When they return to their classrooms, hundreds of children across London will have the chance to take part in a new 3-year heritage programme of workshops, site visits and skills training designed to give young people a sense of renewed pride in where they live.

Pupils aged 7-16 from state-funded schools will have the chance to meet conservation experts and stonemasons as they discover stories of the historic places on their doorstep. Older pupils will be offered presentation skills workshops with support from the global law firm Jones Day.

HOLT is particularly interested in the positive impact that creating safe, attractive and inspiring public spaces will have on community cohesion and reducing anti-social behaviour across the city.

HOLT was awarded a grant of £300,000 in February 2020 from the Jones Day Foundation Planning will take place over the next few months and work with schools will begin in the 2020 autumn term. Proud Places will run for three years until July 2023.

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To register your school’s interest please contact

For more information on Proud Places please contact Nia McIntosh, Proud Places Leader, on 07966 614392 or