St Joseph’s Carryduff pupils join ‘Museum on the Move’

National Museums NI’s ‘Museum on the Move’ remote learning programme is bringing a virtual museum experience to children and young people in schools across Co. Down.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:40 pm

The programme is an exciting and multi-layered alternative to a museum visit. It combines live and interactive learning sessions, delivered via video link by the museum’s Education team, with investigations of real museum objects in the classroom.

St. Joseph’s Primary School in Carryduff was one of the schools to take part in the initial pilot scheme and now other local schools are being encouraged to join the programme.

National Museum NI’s Education Manager, Louise Rice, said: “After a really encouraging response to our pilot scheme – we want to continue the programme by supporting schools as all children return to the classroom.

“We understand how challenging the learning environment is and are positioned to bring unique learning experiences into classrooms in an engaging and safe way.

“Enhancing and supporting education is at the very heart of National Museums NI, and our collections connect to all areas of the NI curriculum.

“We have literally thousands of stories that can spark imaginations and empower children to explore their own curiosity and share discovery.

“We hope we can support teachers during these challenging times to bring variety to the classroom – not only virtually, but also with real historical artefacts.”

The delivery of the programme is led by National Museums NI’s Education team, who work in partnership with the teacher to guide their class through an investigation of historic objects.