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How we work with schools

We are working in partnership with some of our local primary schools. 

In 2022 we will offer a variety of one-off sessions for visiting schools.

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Our associate schools programme

We are working with partner schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets including

  • Sebright Primary School

  • Queensbridge Primary School

  • St Paul's with St Michael's Primary School

Over the next three years we are exploring creative learning ideas with the children. We are following their progress from Year 4 through to Year 6.

2021-22 Creative Project

This year the children are in Year 5 and will be working with the Museum and their teachers to define their next creative project. Watch this space for more information about their ideas.

2020-21: Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is our first creative project with our partner schools, for the academic year 2020-2021.

The children have been considering their hopes for Hackney in the future.

Read more about the Tomorrowland project

Tomorrowland 2

Impacts of the project

For children we hope they will...

  • feel the Museum is a welcoming place
  • visit outside of school hours
  • know the Museum is an interesting resource in their local community
  • understand more about the concept of home in different times and places and how to connect their own experiences of home to those of others
  • investigate the broader concept of home to include their local area and community
  • explore new study skills that enhance their curriculum
  • work with professional artists to produce creative work that expresses their ideas about home
  • present their work as part of the Museum's public programme and give voice to their perspectives
  • feel recognised and valued in their community

For the Museum, we want to learn more about children as co-creators and a valuable partners.

Our sessions for schools

In 2022 we will work with local schools to develop and pilot new sessions. We will then offer a range of curriculum-linked sessions for schools at the Museum.