Our very own Fagley Museum was created last week. All the teachers and pupils worked incredibly hard to get everything ready in time and by Monday lunchtime the museum was looking spectacular.
The museum opened at 1.00pm with several parents waiting at the door to go in. Children acting as guides and activity leaders barely had time to finish their lunch before they went into action supporting our visitors. The children working in the museum all week did a fantastic job and were real professionals. A large number of parents and visitors commented on how well they were lead around the museum and how knowledgeable the children were.
As well as parents and local people visiting the museum, all our children had an opportunity to experience the museum as visitors too. They showed real interest in all the exhibitions, but most were keen to try out the different activities including: story telling in Year 1; solving mysteries in Year 2; creating bookmarks using hieroglyphics in Year 3: making Tudor pomanders and tussie mussies in Year 4; darning socks and rag rugging in Year 5 and story writing in Year 6 .
As there was so much to see and do in the museum, visitors were given the opportunity to visit the cafe museum held in the hall. Mrs Capuvvanno and her team did a wonderful job with hot drinks and home made cakes and buns on offer.
On Tuesday the museum was closed as different classes took part in an archaeological dig. During this time a reporter from our local paper came to see the dig and visit our museum. He was very impressed with what he saw and took several pictures ready for the article. With a little help from Mrs Parfitt he created some text to accompany the photo.
To see the newspaper article click below. The photo shows Wasif aboard one of the Mariopunk carts created by Year 6.
Well done everyone – your hard work really paid off.