A HISTORICAL city project that scooped the Community Involvement Award in the 2017 Worcestershire Education Awards is hoping to reclaim the title.

As nominations continue to rush in for the 2018 Worcestershire Education Awards, Paul Harding of Discover History, which provides professional history workshops and activity days to schools and care homes alongside Helen Lee, has spoken of the group’s “fantastic” year and his desire to hang on to the title.

Mr Harding said: “It has been a fantastic year. We couldn’t believe we had won. It was an honour just to be nominated. When we found out we had actually won the award we were overwhelmed.

“It is the first proper award we have received for doing what we love to do. It has been really good. Lot of people have congratulated us on the award and people saw us in the newspaper and we had the award listed on our website.

“We are all about community involvement and educating everybody not just those in schools - we hold sessions with people of all ages, including with people in care homes.”

He added: “It was actually the care homes that had nominated us.

“We hold reminiscent sessions at care homes and we also have history clubs.

“Residents in the care homes will pick an era, for example the Romans or the Tudors.”

Speaking on the group’s motto, he said: “We believe in being inclusive -education does not stop when you leave school.”

When asked if he thinks the group will be able to retain its title, he said: “It would be really worthwhile to win again but we will have to wait and see.”

To find out more or to book a session with Discover History go to discover-history.co.uk, email discoverhistory@aol.com or call 07949 222137.

To view the categories and to nominate an organisation or group, go to worcesternews.co.uk/weawards2018.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday April 20.