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The Guardian, based in King's Cross, recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of when its Education Centre and Archive opened to the public. The Guardian's Margaret Holborn and Mariam Yamin told us more...
85,000 visitors have participated in activities at the Education Centre over the past 10 years including pupils from Camden schools. It runs free workshops for primary and secondary schools where students create their own newspaper front page using the latest state-of-the-art technology. They interact with that day’s news and pictures or archive news material, selecting their stories, setting the news agenda, writing and editing stories, choosing pictures and producing their page - all to a tight deadline. There are also workshops in podcasting and video editing. Booking is currently open for the 2012/13 academic year. It also runs teacher seminars and sessions for universities. But it is not just for schools - the centre runs activities for families including the Big Draw, adult learners and community groups.
The Archive holds documents and photographs which tell the stories of the Guardian and Observer newspapers. It’s our aim to preserve and promote the histories of our papers and ensure they are safeguarded for future generations. The Archive holds a wide variety of material including correspondence, minutes of meetings, oral history recordings, paintings, cartoons and extensive photographic collections. We welcome visits from members of the public who are able to consult material from the collections in our reading room at King’s Place. We are not just for academics and students, anyone with an interest in the history of newspapers and journalism or fans of photography will discover gems in our collections. You can find out more about our collection on our website, or search our collection on our online catalogue.