Programa para Escolas Suplementares do Museu Britânico
O Blogtim desta edição entrevistou Siân Hunter Dodsworth sobre a criação do Programa para Escolas Suplementares do Museu Britânico. A coordenadora de programas comunitários convida as escolinhas brasileiras a se informar sobre como participar.
Blog Tim: What was the motivation underlying the setting up of the British Museum’s Supplementary School Programme ?
Siân: The British Museum has worked in an ad-hoc capacity with supplementary and community schools across London for the last 5 years. In the past, structured activity days and creative workshops were two of the main approaches to supporting supplementary schools to get the most benefit from visiting the Museum though it was not until the development of an offer of supplementary school activity weekends that large numbers of young people started to visit the Museum.
Photography: ‘By kind permission of The British Museum’
Blog Tim: What are the main aims of the Program?
Siân: The Community Partnerships team is now working in partnership with supplementary school teachers and volunteers to develop a bespoke programme which focuses on the development of learning resources as well as free training opportunities, aimed at increasing school leaders and tutors’ confidence in making use of the museum as a space for learning and enjoyment; provide supplementary schools leaders with practical object-based training and increased confidence and recognition of the value and importance of cross-cultural learning within a museum-setting.
Blog Tim: The Supplementary School Steering Group first meeting took place in September. How many and from what backgrounds are the supplementary schools currently participating in the Steering group?
Siân: The Supplementary Schools Steering Group was established in September 2012 and is made up of 11 individuals working in supplementary education across diverse London communities. We have teachers working in a range of African supplementary schools, Islamic schools, Albanian and Bengali schools and schools that support children and young people from London’s various Black communities. We also have a representative from ABRIR who sits on our steering group representing London’s Brazilian immigrant population.