How YOU can 'enrich the List'

Find out how your pupils can contribute to the National Heritage List for England by uploading photographs of local listed buildings. 

Enriching the List - Step by step guide for teachers

A selection of images showing different listed places and school pupils working on local heritage projects.
Examples showing different listed places and school pupils working on local heritage projects. © Historic England

Teaching idea

Did you know 99% of England's population lives within one mile of a listed building or place. Listing is how Historic England protects the most important parts of our heritage. We'd  like to encourage everyone to find out more about their local heritage and helps us to 'Enrich the List' by taking photographs then uploading them to our website so that anyone anywhere can see what their local heritage looks like.

This easy step by step guide will show you everything you need from finding out more about Listing to suggestions for how to make this part of your Local Study work - you can even download a certificate for your class to show that they've Enriched the List!

Enriching the List - Step by step guide for teachers

A PowerPoint version of the Step by step guide is also available to download (above).

Learning aims and outcomes

  • Learn about the connections between local, regional and national heritage
  • Learn about historical concepts such as continuity and change and significance
  • Present information showing knowledge and an appreciation of their local heritage
  • Contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • Use local heritage to enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Prior knowledge

No prior knowledge is require, the Step by step guide provides all the information pupils will need.

Extended learning and useful links

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