Posted by Trudie Cole at 02/12/2014 12:06:24
Our annual Christmas event takes place on Sunday. This year we're going with a Tudor theme. We'll be offering wassail (a traditional cider based Christmas drink), alongside wassails (traditional Christmas songs). They will also be the usual Christmas decoration make and takes and a Yule Log to decorate. The evemnt is FREE and takes place on 7th December at Scaplen's Court from 3.30pm - 6.30 pm. You can read more about this in our What's On guide.
We have schools in all this week taking part in three different workshops. We are hosting workshops about toys in our Scaplen's Court toyroom, the Victorians, in our authentically chilly Victorian kitchen and we are running a new workshop - Fun and Games. This workshop focusses on how entertainment has changed since 1930 and takes a look at some old technology. Do you remember vinyl and videos? The children engaged in this activity won't remember these things, but can reflect on the changes as their teachers reminisce.
And now for something completely different
I was just preparing for our monthly programming meeting and thinking about all the projects we've got liuned up and on the boil. Later this week, I will be meeting with colleagues from Bournemouth University to discuss a project to map the historic health and wellbeing of Poole. Do you know where the plague pits are? Do you know about the typhoid outbreak of 1936? We hope to bring this fascinating (if at times gory) history to life with an interactive map and a murder mystery style twitter adventure. I'll let you know more as the project unfolds.
As well as this, we are just about to launch a new series of activities for pre-schoolers and their mums, dads and carers. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but I shall tell you more in future posts.
In the meantime, I found a really interesting free online course about Stonehenge and the Neolithic, if you're interested.