When the Border History Society wanted to improve the marketing of their annual Local History and Family History Day, three sixth form students volunteered to help them. Over the summer, Tom Broughton, Anna Cawdron and Becky Smith used their IT and social media skills, coupled with a lot of enthusiasm and energy, to help the Border History Society market their event.
When the fair was held in the Alsager Civic Centre in October, visitor numbers were up by 70% on the previous year. Rob Farrell, who is an invigilator at the school as well as a member of the organising committee, came into school to thank the students and present them with a small gift to show the society’s gratitude for all their help. He said: “The committee were extremely pleased with the turnout and they felt that the use of social media played a significant role”. The Society are already planning on how to build on this success next year.