Engage, Inspire and Explore at Manchester Museum – Curious Minds

Engage, Inspire and Explore at Manchester Museum

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Lots of exciting learning activities to engage and inspire your students this term, from specific sessions linked to the curriculum to Enrichment Days that challenge your students’ thinking skills. Check out the FREE summer term workshops too; but availability is limited so book while you can!

Enrichment Days
Science Highlights
Humanities and Arts Highlights
Post-16 Opportunities
RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMER SCHOOL
Enrichment Days

Bring up to 100 KS3 students to participate in our varied and fun Enrichment Day activities that can be tailored to your needs.

Choose from a selection of workshops on a variety of topics to create a cross-curricular or subject-focused event for your students. Schedules can be adapted for a full or half day visit and Manchester Museum can often work within a specific budget to suggest the best timetable for your needs.

Now taking bookings for late June-July 2015.

Find out more here or complete the online enquiry form to request a booking.

Science Highlights

THE COLOUR OF NATURE
Get up close to the museum’s collection and give your students the opportunity to explore the world of colour. During the workshop they will learn about the physics behind colour and explore its role in the lives of animals using real museum specimens.
FREE Workshops* available on request.
To take advantage of this offer please complete an enquiry form and quote ‘ENEWS’ in the special requirements field.

DIVERSITY OF LIFE
The natural world is full of a huge variety of living things, all shapes and sizes from the weird to the wonderful. In this interactive workshop, your students will explore the diversity of life on earth and investigate what threatens it. Covering topics such as adaptation, variation and classification, this workshop provides students an opportunity to examine and get hands-on with real museum specimens.
FREE Workshops* available on request.
To take advantage of this offer please complete an enquiry form and quote ‘ENEWS’ in the special requirements field.

CLIPPY ISLAND – Free Classroom Resource
If you can’t bring your students to the Museum why not use this engaging classroom activity about bird populations on islands to help your students investigate natural selection.

*Limited number of Free Workshops are available and are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Humanities and Arts Highlights

ROMAN MANCHESTER
This on-gallery session explores the lifestyle and culture of Roman Manchester and is delivered by a PhD student from the University of Manchester. Using the objects on our Ancient Worlds gallery students will explore typical Roman buildings and their uses, examining the evidence we have for different types of activity in Roman Manchester.
FREE Workshops* available on Wednesday afternoons after 1pm.
To take advantage of this offer please email Cat Lumb and quote ‘ENEWS’.

ANCIENT HISTORY
Students will examine the empires of Egypt, Rome and Greece and their trade routes, participating in an activity that challenges them to think about where goods originated and how they were traded. They will also analyse a ‘case study’ of an ancient shipwreck (the Uluburan Shipwreck) to discuss what evidence survives in shipwrecked conditions and how this research is conducted. Students then participate in the Roman Manchester workshop, above.
FREE Workshops* available on Wednesday afternoons after 1pm.
To take advantage of this offer please email Cat Lumb and quote ‘ENEWS’.

ARTIST-LED DRAWING
Students will work with a practicing artist to creatively document a wide variety of un-cased objects, ranging from intricate reptile skeletons to giant mineral specimens. The artist will use experimental, fast-paced and fun techniques, to engage students in observational drawing.
FREE Sessions* available on request.
To take advantage of this offer please email Cat Lumb and quote ‘ENEWS’.

Lindow Man: The Verdict – Free Classroom Resource
Or if you can’t make it to the Museum for a visit, why not ask your students to take part in a fictional trial about the remains of Lindow Man. This classroom recource will provide all the key documents and images required to create a mock-trial to determine what happened to this ancient man.

*Limited number of Free Workshops are available and are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Post-16 Opportunities

All of Engage with the Experts Study Days are FREE for colleges. See the full offer here for additional workshops and sessions (Science).

GREACO-ROMAN EGYPT
This study day, designed in collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Department for Classics and Ancient History, aims to give students an understanding of daily life in the Graeco-Roman period of ancient Egypt. Using the unique portraits displayed in our Graeco-Roman Portrait Gallery, students are encouraged to create an ‘autobiography’ for specific individuals through film building up a picture of a typical day in their ancient life through material and textual evidence.
Wednesday 17th June: 10am-3pm
To book places for your students please email Cat Lumb
Please note that the activities involve the students making short films and we will be photographing the students throught the Study Day

RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINIBILITY SUMMER SCHOOL
Interested in how we can create a more sustainable future? Brilliant chance for AS level students to be part of our first ever residential Sustainability Summer School here at Manchester Museum. Bringing objects, technology and innovation together. Supported by the NWBLT, as part of the Manchester Museum Lever Prize 2015 year.
Monday 20th July – Thursday 23rd July 2015
Find more info and how to apply here.

For further information please contact:

Emily Robinson – Science Secondary and Post-16 Co-ordinator
Email emily.robinson@manchester.ac.uk or call 0161 3061764

Cat Lumb, Humanities & Arts Secondary and Post-16 Co-ordinator
Email catherine.lumb@manchester.ac.uk or call 0161 3061765

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