Arts Award students visit the BPMA

Haverstock School Arts Award students visit the BPMA.

Haverstock School Arts Award students..

In a previous blog I told you about our Arts Award project with Haverstock School. You can read it here.

Last week we hosted a visit from the students. In a jam packed day of activities they visited our archive to discover the First World War stories in our collection and took a trip to our museum store to see how we care for our larger objects. The visit counted towards their Arts Award certificate. In the coming weeks students will take inspiration from our wartime stories to create their own poetry.

I thought I’d share some photos from the day and tell you about the activities they took part in.

Here's me welcoming the students to our archive in Freeling House.

Here’s me welcoming the students to our archive in Freeling House.

The students began by visiting our archive where they learnt about postal censorship in wartime.

Students learn about postal censorship and fill in their own Field Service Postcard.

Students fill in their own Field Service Postcard.

Dressed up in uniform from our handling collection.

A student takes on the role of 1700s letter carrier/GPO postman.

Taking on the role of 1700s letter carrier/GPO postman.

Visited our repository to see First World War items.

Students discover the story of Home Peel, one of the Post Office Rifles.

Discovering the story of Home Peel, one of the Post Office Rifles.

 

Vyki, one of our curators shows students collection items.

Vyki, one of our curators shows students collection items.

Following their morning at the archive the students spent the afternoon at our museum store in Debden where they explored our collection of large objects.

Sketching vehicles at the museum store.

Sketching vehicles at the museum store.

Sketching pillar boxes.

Sketching pillar boxes.

Students finished the day by working on their Arts Award portfolios.Working on their portfolios.

The Arts Award project is running until December. In the coming weeks the students will be taking part in more workshops with project poet Joelle Taylor, workshops with Big Wheel Theatre Company and they’ll be visited by contemporary war poet Danny Martin.

Keep your eye on our blog to follow their progress.

- Sally Sculthorpe, Learning Officer

3 responses to “Arts Award students visit the BPMA

  1. Reblogged this on The Home Lad Home Project and commented:
    Great to see another youth arts project inspired by material relating to the First World War.

  2. Thank you for reblogging us! Stay tuned for more blogs about the project.

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