'Talking Objects, Sharing Stories' at Kingston Museum
Beth Hill and Justin Foreman were delighted to be part of an exciting new initiative at Kingston Museum during February half term.
After devoting several weekends and a lot of spare time to devising and planning, they spent Thursday afternoon helping to run a carousel of children's activities, inspired by objects displayed as part of the 'Talking Objects, Sharing Stories' exhibition. The creative and hands-on activities enabled local children to learn about some of the experiences of members of the borough's South Asian community who settled in the UK during the 1960s and 1970s, creating objects inspired by the beautiful exhibits. It was wonderful to see the children so engaged and inspired by Justin and Beth's activities.
"We both really enjoyed volunteering at the museum as it enabled us to help plan, organise and deliver an exciting workshop for young children. Working together and being able to come up with our own ideas, we were able to create a number of fun activities which helped to bring alive cultural stories which children were able to appreciate and understand. Overall, volunteering with the museum and having the responsibility to create a child-friendly experience for the local community has proved both worthwhile and rewarding. I would strongly recommend this opportunity to anyone in the future." Beth Hill, L6JOH
Chiara Russo, the Museum's Outreach and Education Officer, could not speak highly enough of their contribution, and we are looking forward to offering similar opportunities for Sixth Formers during future school holidays, so please get in touch if you think that this might be for you!
Mrs K Pinnock