“The Seeing Project” is a fun, interactive, cross-curricular project designed to “prop up the eyelids of young children on matchsticks” so they truly see the heritage in their world. Part of the Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 programme for children and young people, ‘Windows on Your World’ uses old windows to develops the capacity of seven year-olds to recognise and describe five types of old windows and, in turn, two major western, architectural styles – just as well as any architect.
Also flexing their creative muscles and using their newly gained knowledge the kids get a chance to create the heritage of the future in the last of five half day workshops. Influenced by the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy The Seeing Project website provides teachers, parents and children, worldwide, with all the resources needed to see, appreciate and share their unique cultural heritage.
Deanna from Fountain Primary School, Londonderry (aged five during the project), amazed interviewer Eileen Walsh on Derry’s Drive 105 Arts Show, a year later, when she told her how much she’d enjoyed learning about twelve pane sliding sash windows!