Sixth Form Museum Extravaganza!
The Lower Sixth experienced an extravaganza of museum visiting on Wednesday 22nd June as they travelled to London to take in some of the capital’s cultural offerings.
The group visited four famous museums; the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the Science Museum with Politics and History pupils, plus those IB students studying Theory of Knowledge (TOK), also taking in the British Library.
Claire Gulliver (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) commented, “The students had a real whistle stop tour of three of the country’s finest museums and were able to explore the exhibits related to their academic subjects and potential degree choices. Many explored the ‘Wellcome Collection’ in the Science Museum with its eclectic mix of medical artefacts from more than 500 years’ worth of history. Other students marvelled at the size of some of the sculptures in the Victoria and Albert Museum or (along with a few staff) enjoyed a bit of peaceful respite in the glorious courtyard enjoying the beautiful architecture.”
Jakki Marr (Head of Girls’ Games) who accompanied the trip added “All had a good time and all finding areas of interest in at least one of the museums. The British Library group were able to comment on and look into areas of fake news and alternative facts which could skew the reader’s understanding and viewpoint – a valuable skill at Sixth Form level”
Connie reflected, “It was a really fun day out. The journalism and news workshop in the British Library was really stimulating, and further fuelled my own personal interests in journalism and writing. Looking into the duties of writers and the media and analysing how exciting journalism is formulated was really interesting, and it’s always nice to do that out in a place like London when the weather was as glorious as it was!”