Folk Arts and Communities day at UEA

The Gypsy and Traveller contribution to the English Folk tradition will be recognised at a free Education Development Day on 15th November at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Hazel Marsh and Dr Esbjörn Wettermark introduced the Gypsy & Traveller Voices in Archives project at the ACERT Conference in February. Here they are joined by Candy Sheridan and Gloria Buckley in a day of activities.

Here are the full details.

Heritage Crafts Red List Resources

Imogen Bright Moon’s presentation to the Education Network

The three new entries for GRTSB specifically are here; 

Fairground Art

Canal Art + Barge Painting

Vardo + Living Waggon Crafts

Plus additional amendments to;


Horn + Antler Working

All the links are on this main page at Heritage Crafts here;

You can get downloadable PDF of the 2023 Red List launch publication here. 

* One craft that needs further research is GRTSB Floristry, which will include wooden flowers, wax flowers and paper flowers, as well as traditional wreath-making. *

Please contact me if I can be of any help,

Norfolk Gypsy, Roma and Traveller resource QR codes and links

Padlet is an online bulletin board, but with a lot of things a regular bulletin board could never do. Users can post text, images, videos, files, links … basically anything digital.

One of the best things about Padlet for teachers is how very easy it is to use, even for young students. It works on computers and laptops, plus devices like Chromebooks, iPads, or smartphones. 

Making Gypsies, Roma and Travellers visible in the curriculum

Richard Kerridge, History Subject Adviser at the Examining Board OCR, asked the ACERT Education Network to join him in pressing for a more representative curriculum when he spoke to our meeting on 26th April. In many areas, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are often the largest minority group but they will not find themselves reflected in the curriculum.

Previously, Richard was a History teacher in Mildenhall and Ipswich, and as a fellow of the History Association (to which most History teachers belong) he developed a range of resources for teaching the history of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people with Helen Snelson,  PGCE History Curriculum Leader at the University of York and the historian Professor Becky Taylor.

Detailed lesson plans and adaptable teaching materials are freely available on the York CLIO website. There is a four lesson sequence that focuses on the history of Gypsies and Travellers from the start of the first industrial revolution period to the eve of the First World War. This is an appropriate focus for the KS3 curriculum There is also an explanatory article on the importance of including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller perspectives across the curriculum. There are also has a comprehensive collection of links to useful resources and podcast tasters.

Richard is keen to meet with ACERT members who are interested in developing and sharing materials across the curriculum.