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There’s no masking children’s enthusiasm
9:00am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
THESE stunning pink and silver masks were worn by pupils during a performance at a museum workshop.
Orchard Meadow School students from Blackbird Leys were inspired to wear them after learing about Shakespear’s Globe Theatre. They joined other pupils from schools on the estate, including Windale Community Primary School, at the Making Museums session at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre on Tuesday.
Orchard Meadow pupil Jahdey Erskine, 10, with fellow 10-year-olds Erica Mwiza and Baasit Sodunke, said: “We went to the leisure centre to make our museum.
“We brought sentimental items from home and put them in different categories to discuss what our item was and from what country.
“It was fun because we got to find out about other items from different schools.”
Making Museums, run by the University Museum of Natural History, sees museum staff go out to schools and brings primary school pupils into the university’s museums.
This culminates in pupils making their own museums by arranging objects for display.
Teaching assistant Blythe Williams said afterwards: “They did a little performance because they had learned parts of a poem.”
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