British Museum’s Supplementary Schools Programme – May and June 2014
The Supplementary Schools Programme is developed in collaboration with supplementary schools through its steering group; a dedicated team of teachers who meet every 3 months to advise the museum on future events and activity.
Opportunities currently available to supplementary schools include: free training sessions for teachers exploring museum objects as a learning resource, activity weekends which creatively engage with the Museum’s permanent galleries and collections, object handling sessions delivered in supplementary schools (both big and small!), and free tickets to temporary exhibitions as part of the Museum’s Community Previews.
What’s next? Upcoming activity in May and June 2014
There are lots of events, activities and opportunities coming up in the next few months so please do get involved..!
- Thursday 8th May Supplementary Schools Celebration & Reflection Event
Join us for a coffee morning celebrating and reflecting on the second year of the programme and find out more about what’s coming up in 2014-15. Email SHunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org to book your place.
- Sunday 18th May Community Preview: Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
Think you know mummies? Think again! We’ll be taking a scientific and interactive look at the Ancient Egyptians and would love you to join us at our next Community Preview to find out more. To book tickets please respond to the invitation we have sent you by email.
- Monday 19th May Deadline for all submissions to our Exploring Objects/Sharing Cultures Project
Have you got an idea for a performance, artwork or workshop? We are looking for 3 supplementary schools to work with us and a team of professional artists and performers on a project which will culminate in a performance or display at our next Supplementary Schools & Families Activity Weekend. Click here for the chance to be involved.
- Sunday 22nd June Connecting Cultures: Exploring Objects and Collections
We are repeating our popular 1 day training sessions for supplementary school teachers. Join us to learn how to develop your own visits to the British Museum based on subjects relevant to your students and discover how to lead activities using objects, opinions and cross-cultural links. Information will appear our website in May so keep checking back here to find out how to book.
For more information please see our website for more information or contact Siân Hunter Dodsworth: Shunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org