British Motor Museum to host three Curriculum Week workshops

Date Posted: 07/04/2017

The British Motor Museum has announced the launch of three school Curriculum Week workshops for various Key Stages that will run throughout spring and summer.

The initiative comprises of a Technology and Engineering Week from 15th until 19th May, a Performing Arts Week from 12th until 16th June, and a Live and Dangerous workshop, from 3rd until 7th July.

Technology and Engineering Week

The first Curriculum Week starts with an engineering workshop that will allow pupils to learn the basics of building vehicles and the career opportunities in the industry.

Pupils will have the chance to design and make their own working Morris Truck, as well as build a motorised Lego car and race it down the track.

This teaches pupils about weight distribution, how different gear combinations affect speed, as well as which car designs are the most effective.

The day will finish off with a race around the museum’s ‘Formula One’ race track.

Performing Arts Week

Pupils participating in the Performing Arts Week will have the opportunity to take part in a number of performance sessions.

Using a variety of car-parts and accessories, students will learn about the basics of timing and technique to put rhythms together, as well as take part in a Trick Hula Hooping session, during which they will learn basic tricks to form a routine.

Students will also get to learn singing warm-ups and breathing techniques, before they learn how to sing a special automotive-themed song.

Live and Dangerous

For four days in July, pupils will have the opportunity to join the Live and Dangerous workshop, a road safety initiative previously run by Warwickshire County Council.

About the Curriculum Weeks

There is a limit of 30 pupils per workshop session.

Other Curriculum Weeks at the museum later in the year include WW1 History Week from 25th until 29th September, Science Week from 9th until 13th October, and Coding Week from 13th until 17th November.

For more information about Curriculum Weeks and the travel support fund, you can visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/learning/schools/curriculum-weeks, or call 01926 927827.

 

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