Theme: collections

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Character/Living History Sessions

My character based sessions can be created from scratch, linked specifically to the curriculum or used as stand-alone projects. I developed ‘Character in a Cupboard’ for Key Stage 1 at Cravenwood Primary School many moons ago and it has proved a to be a brilliantly adaptable concept for getting young pupils (epsecially boys) to write. Thanks to […]

Published: 25th March 2013
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Romans

I bring real Roman, Medieval and miscellaneous artifacts into schools for children to handle, try on etc. Museums always frustrated me as a child because you could only look from outside the cases. Obviously there are distinct reasons for protecting antiquities and rare objects, but I hope this goes some way to making a connection […]

Published: 28th September 2010
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The Museum of Lost Stories

I am and have always been, an obsessive collector. Sometimes an old collection gets moved on to make space but suddenly a new one has started unknowingly in it’s place. I was always fascinated by peoples collections as a child, by museums and galleries and individuals boxes of keepsakes and curios, kept under beds and […]

Published: 20th July 2009
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