Using cutting-edge methods including 3D technologies, the researchers’ AR map retells the pupils’ narratives for a wider audience, providing “different interpretations and viewpoints of the local landscape”.
Dr Rodriguez said that the project, entitled ‘Exploring the Familiar’, had “clear benefits to the local knowledge and wellbeing of children”, connecting them to a “sense of community and place”.
“The outcomes of the project confirm the potential of such an approach to improve the wellbeing of the children while enabling engagement with the local history, geographical landscape and the community in a creative and interesting way,” she added.
The university researchers collaborated with Our Future City, Mnemoscene, Hove Civic Society and Sussex University to develop this initiative. They plan to expand this activity so that more children and members of the community can participate.