Working with local schools
Local schools are supported with the curriculum through visits and through boxes of artefacts. A designated trustee (ex-teacher) is linked to schools and is proactive in developing links and securing funding for resources. Schools display their work at the museum during the summer months, thereby celebrating the learning of children and young people in the museum.
In 2022 pupils from Axbridge school will be studied The Victorians. Visits and talks were arranged prior to the museum opening in April. We also produced resource boxes for hands-on use in school. Contents included: a range of costumes for dressing up, coins, photographs, postcards, a letter, earthenware bottles and containers for ink, carpet beaters, a hunting horn, a bed-warmer, a wooden top, various books and posters and a christening gown, kindly lent by Anne Day.
Pupils at Winscombe Primary School are, this year, studying The Romans. We are hoping to arrange visits to the museum and have provided the school with resource boxes for direct learning. Goodies the children are getting to grips with include: costumes, including a Goddess, Gladiator and Centurion, 20 original coins and pottery, some more replica coins and oil lamps, various books, worksheets and a Rotten Romans DVD.