Posted by Trudie Cole at 22/04/2015 09:14:48
Logging on this morning I see that it's been over a month since the last blog post! Rest assured that's not because we've had nothing to talk about - on the contrary, there's been so much happening I haven't had the time to blog about it all.
Our Easter trail was very popular as usual, with lots of chocolate eaten. We also ran another successful Starting Out workshop for preschoolers. The Young Archaeologists Club met to learn about Magna Carta, which is timely given that it's the 800th anniversary this year.
We piloted using iPod touches with the Poole Trail in the Museum over Easter. These are great for schools. If you're visiting as part of a group let us know if you would like to book these out. If you're an individual and would like to borrow one, just remember to bring some ID (Driving licence or passport).
Now we're in the swing of things as the schools are back. We've been running outdoor workshops at Upton Country Park this week and have lots more coming up.
We've recently redeveloped our Romans workshop as school outreach. The new workshop focuses on life in the Roman Army, gladitorial combat and feasting. It's a very exciting programme. Watch this space for more details. Related to this I'm off to meet archaeologists at Bournemouth University a lit bit later today to talk about a project to record and excavate the Roman House remains. We are really excited about this and I am hoping that after the meeting today I'll be able to start recruiting schools and volunteers to the project.
Over the Easter holidays I was also helping Bearwood Parents and Friends Association put together a funding application for the Magna Carta celebrations. You might have seen this mentioned in the press recently. We are all very excited about the work to celebrate this nationally significant anniversary and it's connection to Poole. Drop us or the folks at Bearwood Primary a line if you would like to find out more, or get involved.
All that, plus discussions about revamping our exhibitions and a new early years programme in the pipeline, but more about all that next time. But as a taster have you seen the teaching history in 100 objects website by the British Museum? It's a fab resource, check it out.