Museum Learning – for Schools
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Some images from just a few of our 2018 workshops
LATEST 2019 NEWS : Our 2019 programmes are currently temporarily suspended until we appoint a replacement learning officer – see our Learning page. Please review our 2018 and 2017 panels below and contact us today as we will be re-releasing the 2019 programmes soon.
Our 2019 Schools Programme of bookable workshops will be made available to view here along with a downloadable Risk Assessment. Cross-curricular sessions will probably include Local History, Creative Tasks, Rocks & Fossils, The Romans and Textiles and many other subjects and themes that can be either treated a one off useful learning session or tied into your own school projects or programmes.
In the meantime, you may contact our curator, Peter Fox, to book an independent visit or young person’s guided tour to the museum and/or enquire when the workshops will re-commence. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Please complete and submit the form below.
(Alternatively you could try and telephone Peter directly at the museum on 01457 874 093 between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday. If you do need to make the initial contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org it would most useful that you include your own telephone number.)
2018 NEWS : During 2018 over 840 children were welcomed by the Learning Team to take part in 28 separate workshops. Children from diverse backgrounds came together and took part in an array of workshops including High Days & Holidays, Ammon Wrigley, Toys Past & Present, Victorian Days, Wonder of Wool, Prehistory – from stone to metal and “Lets Rock”. We also enjoyed a couple of independent visits with more customised learning activities to those groups. We hope all the pupils learned a lot and were inspired and engaged!
During 2018 “Learning Objectives” for each session were provided beforehand and measured through a teacher feedback questionnaire at the end of each workshop. All said their pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the learning objectives had “Very Likely” or “Quite Likely” developed as a result. When also asked what pupils found most enjoyable or inspiring, most commented on the practical, hands-on activities and artefacts.
“It gave them a new experience- a window into the past” (Victorian Days – Debbie Warren, Nursery teacher, St. Peter’s CE Stalybridge)
“Fantastic workshop! Thank-you Cat and Lyndsey. We would have liked to stay all day” (Victorian Days – Mrs Proctor, Yr1 teacher, St. George’s CE, Mossley)
“The workshop and Cat were excellent! The activity the children did with Lindsey was very enjoyable” (Homefront Histories – Sarah Walker, Yr5 teacher, Holy Cross Primary, Oldham)
“Fantastic workshop- hopefully there will be more in the future!” (Take One Triangle – Kath Wilson, Yr5 teacher, Diggle Primary)
2017 NEWS : During Autumn 2017 over 180 children were welcomed by the Learning Team to take part in the Linking Schools project. Children from diverse backgrounds came together and took part in an array of Rushcart Art activities in our High Days & Holidays workshops. We enjoyed exploring the heritage of the Northwest’s Rushcart tradition and Oldham Wakes holidays together. Morris dance drawing, Victorian pop up photo booth and Rushcart banner making were just a few of the hands-on activities the pupils enjoyed.
“children loved being creative and working together. Good structure, great engagement. Definitely book again.” (Miss Watson, Yr3 teacher, South Failsworth primary)-Autumn 2017
Our Story Board One
Our Story Board Two
Our Schools Programme of bookable workshops continues to be developed and will be made available to view here along with a downloadable Risk Assessment. Cross-curricular sessions will include Local History, Rocks & Fossils, The Romans and Textiles. We look forward to welcoming you soon! If you would like to make a booking to bring a group or require further information, please complete and submit the form below.