Just because the Museum is closed for refurbishment doesn’t mean we are not busy out and about in the community. Our education and outreach programme is still thriving.
As you may know one of the big outcomes of this exciting renovation project is the improvement of facilities and access to a brand new community/education room. This room will mean there will be a dedicated space for school groups to work in at the museum as part of their visit. Along with the new displays and bigger scope of the Museum we hope that these improvements will make a great offer for all the schools within the district.
In the meantime our education programme is still running with our Education Officer, Catherine Hammond, out and about at schools all over the Epping Forest District and the Borough of Broxbourne.
Our school sessions are available as outreach or can be booked at our sister site, Lowewood Museum. Lowewood Museum is based in Hoddesdon, Herts.
The Museum’s education programme offers a variety of sessions based around the curriculum. Topics include Toys, Tudors, Victorians, Anglo Saxons, Romans and more. Along with led sessions the Museum offers loans boxes which can be borrowed by groups and schools and used within the classroom environment.
The big new addition to our fantastic Education Programme is our pre-history sessions for primary schools. This new workshop has been developed to help schools deliver the prehistory element of the new primary history curriculum. Pupils will get the opportunity to work hands on with ancient historical artefacts from the museum’s collection and to understand the lives of our ancient ancestors. Their investigations will be based around using a timeline to develop their understanding of chronology and change across a long period of time. The workshop will be available from September 2014.
To find out more about the Education offer please get in touch.
Tel. 01992 564994 – to speak to our Education Officer, Catherine Hammond
Finally just a reminder about our great local history site. Epping Forest District Museum has its own local history website for schools within the district. Historical photographs from the museum’s collection are available to help you investigate the history of your local area.
Have a look at http://www.efdhistory.org.uk and see what you can find.