Hello, my name is Charlotte Hay-Campbell and I am the education assistant. I have been based at the museum since November, and I work in schools and at the museum to educate children about different aspects of history.
My role involves facilitating a variety of workshops that give children the chance to gain more knowledge about the past. I am also developing an exciting new range of whole day museum visits with education officer Catherine Hammond. This involves researching, planning and delivering new sessions around a topic. Two of the new days will be “Local Legends,” which tells the story of some fascinating and important local people through the ages; and the ever-popular topic of toys from the past.
The staff at the museum work as a team, and so I assist with occasional events like Museum Takeover Day and Holocaust Memorial Day. I help to deliver other projects like Arts Award, and I also get the opportunity to be involved in planning and putting together new exhibitions. I have also been developing some content for the museum’s social media forums.
Each day in this role is different and the work is very interesting. I have lived in this area for most of my life, and I really enjoy being able to learn more about the people and places that have shaped Epping Forest District, and to learn from and share this heritage with our local community.
The people in the teams I work with are really supportive, creative and adaptable, with a great range of talents and skills, and we all benefit from each other’s skills and experience.
The qualifications/experience I have are:
- After GCSEs and A Levels I completed a three-year degree, and then did a further teaching qualification which took another year.
- I have experience from teaching in schools and working for another museum’s education department.