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Victorian Child at Work and Play
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Their visit was part of a project organised by Museum Curators Anna Mercer and Liz Davies and Huntingdonshire Outreach Officer Gilly Vose, in discussion with the School's History Co-ordinator, Alison Cracknell. It was the Museum's first project with the 'Huntingdonshire Heritage Programme' , a 3 year project funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which involves local residents in recording and interpreting their local heritage. Although historically based, focused on the original Cells in the Museum's Victorian court/police station building, this project took a broader approach linked to the School's KS1 Citizenship programme.
At the end of the project, teacher Alison Cracknell commented "The children really enjoyed taking part in this project and learnt a great deal from it. [It] brought the past to life for them" (from Cambs CC 'Learning Together' Issue 9 - Summer 2004)
Taking the Project to the School
As well as developing their understanding of history, particularly in understanding the plight of young Victorian children who broke the law, the children gained a good understanding of why we have rules and laws and the role of the police.
The Museum is now hoping to offer a similar programme to other schools, and would like to hear from any teachers who would like to participate. The programme could also be adapted for KS2 pupils.
Contact Anna Mercer at the Museum - Tel 01480 388921, or send an e-mail via this website, OR Gilly Vose on 01480 375819, e-mail email@example.com.
Some of the resources used in the project are also being prepared for use via the Cambridgeshire Education Portal. Watch this space for further information…
Children's DrawingsAs a result of the visit to the school some of the drawings by the children can be seen below:
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The former mill building - one of St. Neots most prominent Victorian buildings - was restored about ten years ago and converted into a 'Foyer' housing scheme for young people. Now some of the young residents are trying to find out more about the history of the building in which they live, and the people who used to work there, with the help of a Lottery 'Young Roots' grant and assistance from staff of St. Neots Museum and the Huntingdonshire Heritage Project.
The Museum and the Huntingdonshire County Record Office both have photographs and documents relating to the history of the mill, and the young people involved will be using these resources. They are also keen to record the memories of people who used to work at the Mill.
If you can help, please contact the Foyer group at the Mill -
Telephone: 01480 406316
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