Posted by Trudie Cole at 21/01/2015 12:50:40
It's raining, it's pouring!
It's rainy and cold outside, but a spot of rain doesn't deter our intrepid team. Last week we went out to Hayeswood School to help the pupils learn about the Romans. They had an incredibly successful day, despite the weather. This prompts me to remind you, even though we're 'between' buildings at the moment as we still haven't quite worked out what we're going to do about the Roman House yet, we can still offer all our outdoor learning workshops. As a temporary measure we can come to you to do Settlers and Invaders and Changing Societies.
On a related note we are holding a public meeting about the options for the Roman House this Saturday (24th January) at the Museum 11am-1pm. Everyone is welcome. Please do come along and help us think about the options.
Schools and projects
This week we have a steady stream of schools coming in to do all sorts of different workshops. Catherine, one of our Learning Activity Leaders, went out to Baden Powell and St Peters to work with children from the school and St Mary's School. She took a box full of artefacts used to stimulate the children's writing. It was by all accounts an extremely successful afternoon. There are plans afoot to repeat the activity.
Louise, our Learning Assistant and I have also been zipping around visiting pupils and teachers to discuss different projects. We are particularly excited by the Magna Carta celebrations planned at Bearwood School. We are also some interesting connections with history students from St Aldhelm's Academy, particularly in terms of the use of some of our databases. By the way, don't forget you can use Poole History Online to look up photos, maps and documents of old Poole.
There are a number of projects in the pipeline, including a dance and memory project, a project looking at the history of protest songs so keep your eyes peeled or get in touch to find out more (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Babies at the Museum
We are also thinking about our programme for our youngest visitors, for babies and toddlers. we'd really love to hear your views on this, so please let us know if you visit with small children what you like (or don't like) or why you don't visit.