Canterbury Museums & Galleries adds and refreshes school workshops

Date Posted: 31/10/2017

A number of school workshops at Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been renewed this year, with more being added and with links to History and Art. 

The museums in Kent have been delivering educational sessions for more than 20 years and offers a range of cross curricular experiences. 

The Canterbury Museums & Galleries consists of the Canterbury Roman Museum and The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.

New workshops

The Taylor Wessing Schools Workshop: The Beaney Studio asks students to bring their own cameras and use The Beaney building to gain inspiration from the collections and props to create their own portraits and images. The workshop lasts around one and a half hours and includes an exhibition visit. This workshop is suited for Secondary students.

The Roman Mosaic Makers workshop at the Canterbury Roman Museum allows pupils to get hands-on with making mosaics. They will journey around the museum discovering the history of Roman artefacts and use an Explorer Guide to record their findings. Using inspiration from the Roman town house mosaic floor, students can create their own mosaic tile to take back to school.

From December 2017 an Anglo Saxons and Vikings workshop will also be available, which will take place at The Beaney. Learning officers are still creating this session, with more details to be announced shortly. Also available from December will be the Medieval Canterbury workshop and the World War Two workshop, with more details to follow.

Reworked workshops

Among the new and improved workshops is the Rupert Bear session, for Primary schools, where pupils can hear tales of the adventures of the famous bear and make art inspired by the character.

The Bagpuss & Friends workshop has also been reworked. Along with listening to tales, pupils will get to create some artwork to take home.

The Wildlife & Habitats session, meanwhile, lets classes explore colourful wildlife collections and learn more about adaptation and habitats of different species around the world.

School information

Teachers looking to book a workshop can email learning.officers@canterbury.gov.uk for details.

For more information, visit www.canterburymuseums.co.uk/schools/coming-soon

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