Workers’ Playtime at Mansfield Museum
The Education Department at the Museum celebrated its 9th anniversary this year. Back in early 1995 its school visits programme consisted of a choice of just two topics. Now, teachers have a range of sixteen separate subjects to browse.
The latest addition is a re-vamped local history day. The session’s title – ‘Made In Mansfield’ – links the topic closely to the Museum’s recently opened and highly successful Industrial Gallery, featuring the wealth of manufactured products for which the town was once renowned.
Pictured are pupils from local Mansfield school Intake Farm Primary. On Thursday 20 November the children became the first to enjoy the new day-long set of activities. They are pictured dressed in the workwear provided to help create an enhanced sense of involvement for the pupils as they explore Mansfield’s rich manufacturing heritage.
All of the Museum’s primary school-geared days feature lively activities accessible to every child, allowing pupils to explore the galleries and stores and to handle artefacts under the expert leadership of Education Officer Geoff Liptrot.
This great-value local resource for extending children’s understanding and enjoyment of their latest topic has proved extremely popular with teachers and pupils from schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for almost a decade. Well over a hundred schools have brought almost 35,000 children on over eleven hundred whole-day trips, with many returning year after year.
Underpinned by the Museum’s fascinating new gallery, Made in Mansfield looks set to become another ‘firm’ favourite!
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For more information please contact Geoff Liptrot by calling 01623 463 088 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.