11 Mar British Museum Project
Year 7 students have completed some amazing work for the British Museum Family Learning Project. This was a project which meant that every student in the year had to go to the British Museum with a family member and create a project to demonstrate their learning.
This was left deliberately very open to encourage creativity, and students chose to represent their learning in a variety of ways such as models of the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone, large-scale framed paintings, sculptures, photo-diaries and essays and reflective work about the learning experience. The quality of some of the work was excellent but also the levels of creativity shown and the independent nature of some of the pieces was fantastic.
Why was this project so important?
•School and learning is all about finding things out and exploring new ideas
•Learning is something that can happen beyond the school gates
•Students at Highbury Grove are expected to take responsibility for their own learning
•Creativity, resourcefulness and independence are all key attributes for Highbury Grove School learners
•It is important to take an active interest in culture generally and museums are great places to do that
•Families can play a key role to play and can enjoy sharing in the learning process.
Most of the projects clearly demonstrated all of these elements, and there will be prizes to be given out at the celebration assembly. The projects will be displayed in the library and also at the Year 7 Parents’ Evening in May.
Congratulations and well done on some fantastic work!
Mr Gillman (Director of Studies)