Posts by Jo Keenan
On Saturday 25th November, the Lady Lever Art Gallery will be taken over by Sixth Form students from Weatherhead High School who will lead a programme of free family friendly activities.
The gallery’s education team have been working with Year 12 students from the school as part of their leadership programme to develop events for the day. This years Takeover will be the third that the Gallery has been involved in and the first where students will deliver Family Art Club sessions for 7-12-year-olds.
Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles in the cultural sector and is coordinated nationally by Kids in Museums.
Caroline Carney, Media Arts Coordinator at Weatherhead High School said: ‘Weatherhead is once again delighted to be part of Teen Takeover Day and working closely with National Museums Liverpool. The event is an important part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme, developing students’ skills in communication, teamwork and leadership.’
Here’s what some of the Year 12 students said they hope to gain from the experience.
‘Learning to work as part of a team and enhancing teamwork skills’.
‘Having the confidence to perform to a range of audiences’.
‘Improving confidence and leadership skills’.
‘I have enjoyed creating the activities and learning about local history and the collection’.
‘I hope to use the event towards gaining my Silver Arts Award’.
Students have organised a murder mystery quest and tour of the gallery, a fairy-tale flash mob, poetry readings and a 19th century selfie booth! After exploring the gallery, visitors can also enjoy entertainment by talented A Level musicians and dancers from Weatherhead High School.
With free entry and prizes for some activities, why not pop along for a fun filled afternoon for all the family 12:45 – 3:20pm?
8 March 2017 by Jo Keenan
Are you an early years practitioner or primary or secondary school teacher looking for some creative professional development? Why not join artist Laura-Kate Draws and the Education team at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on Wednesday 15 March, 4-6pm for our Teachers’ view event?
Liverpool artist Laura-Kate Draws will be leading a hands-on creative session about how the Lady Lever Art Gallery and its collections can be used during a self-led visit. Laura will also be sharing a brilliant new resource she’s developed which we’d love teachers to see, try and then hear your thoughts about. Read more…
14 November 2016 by Jo Keenan
The Education team at the Lady Lever Gallery have been working with Sixth Form students at Weatherhead High School as part of their leadership programme planning a Takeover Day on Saturday 19 November as part of a national event.
Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff to participate in the life of the museum or gallery. Read more…
2 November 2016 by Jo Keenan
The Education team at the Lady Lever Art Gallery have launched new resources for family visitors as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project work.
The resources link to the recently refurbished South End galleries and are free to borrow from the Welcome Desk on arrival. Read more…