The children loved having free reign within the museum. The staff were extremely helpful and were great at getting the kids engaged and making them feel special. There needs to be more free heritage type activities that gently stretch and nurture our children. I’m so thankful
Bespoke Cultural Activity for Children in Care
We love working with Leicestershire County Council’s Virtual Schools service to run bespoke workshops tailored toward children and young people in foster care. Our teams within Communities and Wellbeing pull together to involve and inspire primary school aged children and their siblings and carers to access and use our local heritage venues and the resources they offer. Our aim is to enable children in care to be given accessible and meaningful opportunities to experience cultural activities.
Last year nearly 90 participants got involved with Terribulous Tudors at Melton Museum, Disgustarous Diseases at the 1620’s Manor House and Gardens, Dastardly Dinosaurs at Harborough Museum and Mexican Day of the Dead at Charnwood Museum. To name but a few! It was a huge success.
This year we have even more adventures planned. At special invite only, our guests can partake in workshops such as Rotten Rocks and Frightful Fossils, Spooky Birds and Super-Creeps, Dastardly Drama and Secret Agents, Menacing Mining and Awful Aliens…should they dare.
We will also be supporting older children in care aged 15 plus to become volunteers at these workshops. We hope that the professional training and mentoring offered, coupled with workplace employability skills, will enhance confidence, bolster CV’s and broaden horizons.