Posts tagged with 'learning'
8 May 2013 by Sam
Jo Connor, education manager at Merseyside Maritime Museum, reflects on a busy Bank Holiday weekend packed full of events:
“Call me Ishmael…” Must be one of, if not the most famous opening line to a novel perhaps next to “It is a truth universally acknowledged…”
And so started the weekend of Moby Dick on the Mersey marathon readings at 9am on Saturday, each day beginning on board the wonderful Kathleen and May schooner moored outside the Merseyside Maritime Museum, then moving inside the museum from 10am. Read more…
5 April 2013 by Sam
A highlight of the programme will be a talk by TV presenter and historian at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Dan explained to us why the events are so important to him:
“It is extremely exciting to be coming to Liverpool to mark the official anniversary of a desperate and hugely important battle that raged from the first day of the war to the last. The Battle of the Atlantic was nothing less than a long running attritional struggle for national survival. Britain’s enemies, as so often before in our history, attempted to shut off supplies to our island nation on which we depended. Had they succeeded the war would have been over, a starving population, and a weaponless army would have given the government no option but to sue for peace, on the enemy’s terms. Read more…
14 March 2013 by Angela
Here’s an update from Education Demonstrator Angelica Vanasse at the Walker Art Gallery:
“Maths might not be the first subject area that comes to mind when looking for curriculum links in the Walker Art Gallery collections, but the Education Team at the Walker has been working on lots of ways to demonstrate how the collections can support maths education. Read more…
12 March 2013 by Sam
Here’s an appeal from Vikky Evans Hubbard at the International Slavery Museum:
“Daniel Baird, who runs our fabulous Capoeira Club on Saturday mornings, is off to train in Brazil soon. While he is there he works with groups of young people in the favelas, helping his ‘Mestre’ (master or trainer) train them in Capoeira.
Capoeira teaches discipline, self respect and respect for others as well as elements of self defence, dance, music and African Brazilian cultural identity and is a powerful tool in the fight to keep young people of the favelas off the streets and way from drugs and crime.
Daniel will be visiting a group he has previously trained in the Quinta de Boa Vista e Lapa favela in West Rio and would like to take some gifts for the kids in the ghetto there. Read more…
7 March 2013 by Kay
It is International Women’s Day tomorrow and we are celebrating all week with various talks and events at the Museum of Liverpool.
Today’s talk, ‘Our Amazing Liverpool Women’ at 3pm will include many inspirational women featured across the museum. Just one example is Catherine Harvey, who aged 24 was one of 25 women to join the 1981 People’s March for Jobs to protest against injustice and to demand the right to work. You can see the sash, which Catherine made and wore on the march on display in The People’s Republic gallery. Read more…
6 March 2013 by Angela
Don’t be scared if you see a little lion, scary witch or even a gaggle of Gruffalo’s walking down the street tomorrow… World Book Day is upon is, which means children will be heading off to school dressed as characters from their favourite books. Parents up and down the land will tonight be attempting to craft Harry Potter glasses from pipe-cleaners and considering the health and safety implications of their offspring wearing a saucepan on their head. Read more…
27 February 2013 by Angela
Paul Finnegan, a member of our Bug House team, has been lucky enough to receive some Death’s-head Hawkmoth caterpillars for World Museum.
The Death’s-head is the largest moth in the UK with a wingspan of up to six inches and played a starring role in the famous Silence of the Lamb’s movie poster. These fascinating little creatures migrate from North Africa and parts of Europe to the UK each summer. Adult moths make a loud squeaking sound which, prior to the creation of modern bee hives, the moths used to calm angry bees when raiding hives to steal honey! Read more…
25 February 2013 by Angela
We’re looking for young explorers to embark on an exciting journey through crafts and drama to discover more about where they live. Young Explorers is a new group for 8-12 year olds who want to learn new skills and make a difference to their surroundings. The project will culminate in designing an artefact that will be exhibited in World Museum.
The sessions will be on Saturday mornings in March and April at World Museum, check out our What’s On listings for dates and times.
15 February 2013 by Sam
Over the last three months the International Slavery Museum education team have been working with a group of young actors from the Street Life Foundation. The group used the painting by William Windus, ‘The Black Boy’, on display in the International Slavery Museum, as the starting point for a new play ‘The Stowaway’ written by group leader, Caroline Ihiekwe.
As part of their research the group worked closely with the education teams at the Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool, to find out what everyday life was like in Victorian Liverpool and how it affected children and young people of all classes. Mark, a member of the Street Life acting team, tells us more: Read more…
11 February 2013 by Sam
Here’s an update from Joyce Parr and Sarah Han, education managers at Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered, about this year’s Rush programme:
“It has been lovely to welcome schools again to our drugs awareness event, Rush which takes place each January at Seized! UK Border Force National Museum, based in the Merseyside Maritime Museum. After it finished were exhausted, but we have had a brilliant time, like the kids!
Despite the snow, we welcomed more than 700 young people. The award winning Rush programme (Kids Count Award in 2010) was developed because of concerns about the impact of drugs misuse on young people. We are lucky to work with the UK Border Force who give the museum lots of helpful back up. Read more…