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Online Teaching & Learning Activities

Specially designed for primary and secondary school children in Inverclyde, these digital engagement activities will enable teachers and pupils to explore the role of sugar in shaping the history of Greenock and surrounding areas.​

Children will discover this important part of local history through engaging with smell walks, video games, museum objects, sensory oral histories and story mapping.


Our information resources will be available online from 23 November 2020 and children will be encouraged to submit work created as a result of engaging with the project as part of a future online exhibition commemorating ‘Sugaropolis’.

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Social studies  

Learning in the social studies will enable me to:

  • develop my understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of my local and national heritage within the world

  • learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place

  • learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield


SOC 2 - 02a – 4 - 02a

SOC 2 - 03a – 3 - 03a

SOC 2 - 14a – 4 - 14a 

Who we are

We are a collaborative network of heritage officers, scholars and GIS practitioners from the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Abertay.


Our projects, Sugaropolis and Visualising Sugaropolis, have been funded by the Scottish Crucible / Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust, respectively.

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