2019 will see the addition of a new workshop at Canterbury museum, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, to help children practise mindfulness. 

The Beaney

From January 2019, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, under the Canterbury Museums umbrella, will offer school groups exclusive access to the museum and galleries for a new learning experience.

The new session, titled Mindfulness Mondays at The Beaney, is designed to encourage meaningful engagement with the collections and galleries and to further increase involvement with school groups by offering a cross-curricular opportunity.

Mindfulness Mondays 

Schools taking part in the workshop will journey through the museum and learn how to relax and take in their surroundings whilst looking at pieces from the museum’s collection in a relaxed and mindful manner.

Students will enjoy a cross-curricular learning experience with elements of Literacy, Numeracy, Art, History, Geography, PSHE, Health and Well-being and British Values. 

During the sessions, they will discover how to experience the benefits of art without needing expertise and unlock their inner creativity by taking time to slow down, journey around The Beaney, and engage with the museum’s collection. 

What else is new?

The Wildlife and Habitats Workshop, which was recently revamped, gives pupils an opportunity to investigate specimens from around the world and take part in a creative activity. This workshop also takes part at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.

Information for teachers

Other learning opportunities are available at both The Beaney and The Canterbury Roman Museum. These tie into Art, History and English to name a few subjects.

It is encouraged that teachers book at least one month in advance for school visits including a workshop.

Teachers looking to plan a visit can email Learning@canterbury.gov.uk for more details.

For more information, visit www.thebeaney.co.uk/schools

Photo credit: Canterbury Museums and Galleries.