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.
The students began by visiting our archive where they learnt about postal censorship in wartime.
Dressed up in uniform from our handling collection.
Visited our repository to see First World War 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.
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