Our young people’s collective New Focus, have been awarded a National Creative Learning Award. They won in the Heritage category for their recent Heritage Lottery project No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War.

New Focus worked in partnership with The Peace Museum, Bradford; the University of Leeds; and IWM (Imperial War Museums). New Focus were given special access to the partners’ archives and took part in workshops run by leading experts in photography, history and the First World War. In response, New Focus created their own publication for other young people sharing some of the women’s stories they discovered. This book brings to life the First World War through the eyes of women.

No Man’s Land has been distributed free to over 40 schools and libraries. New Focus ran creative workshops and delivered presentations at festivals, museums and even the House of Commons. All shared new insights and helped a new generation engage with the First World War.