As I write this, the Museum is filled with the sound of school pupils enjoying, exploring, and discovering. It is simple wonderful! South Hampstead High School is the first school we have welcomed to the Museum in 602 days. The last school visit was Wednesday 11 March 2020, 11 days before the country went into lockdown.
When I started at the Museum 6 months ago, welcoming schools back was not on our radar; instead, we focused on reopening to visitors and community groups. Now, after being reopen for 5 months, schools are back.
Things have changes in the last 602 days. We have welcomed a team of three talented freelance Learning Facilitators: Kate, Kayleigh, and Judy. We are delighted to have them join the team, and can’t wait see how their knowledge and will can drive learning at the Museum forward. We have also tweaked things a little to make sure that we’re not only offering high quality experiences, but experiences that children will enjoy and remember for many years to come. A version of the Super Soggy Science Show has even found a place now, thanks to its popularity at October half term.
So gone are our “quiet” Thursdays and Fridays. We’re now fully booked for the Autumn Term and are already taking bookings for next year. If you’re a teacher and you’d like to visit us, then drop me an email at [email protected]. We would love to welcome you and your pupils to the Museum.
– Emma, Engagement Coordinator