All pupils from Key Stage 3 and Primary enjoyed a visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood to help stimulate them with the new topic, which was based around the book ‘Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library’ by Chris Grabenstein. The book is about a game designer who takes over a building which he turns into a game library and which six children have to try to escape from using only the books (and clues) they can find within it.
On our arrival, we were met by one of the museum’s assistants, who told as about the Museum’s facilities and where we would be eating our lunch.
The students were lucky enough to experience some inspirational learning. The Museum ran a wide variety of teaching sessions for primary schools right up to secondary, all of which incorporated elements of the National Curriculum and took inspiration from the collection of amazing toys, some of which dated back to the 1600s!
The Museum offered the students the opportunity to explore new things in a rich and educational environment. Through interactive exhibits and hands on play, the boys had the ability to take ownership of their own learning, to develop, and to explore their own curiosities.
It was fantastic to see the each of our KS3 pupils getting a hands on experience with objects from the huge collection of toys and games from times gone by. The V&A Museum of Childhood was a great place to take our students to see them experience learning in a way that some of them had not been privileged to before.