On their first visit to meet the team at Birmingham Central Library, the school groups were also able to visit Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, to see where their section of the exhibition will be displayed.
The visit went really well for each group. Andy Horn, Exhibitions Manager at the Museum, kindly offered us his time, even though he was extremely busy (huge thanks Andy!). The school groups learned from Andy about the process of planning, interpreting, developing and creating exhibitions. We were lucky enough to visit just as the recent Home of Metal exhibition was being taken down so the pupils got to see a side of Museum life that they wouldn’t normally see – there’s more to it than just hanging nice paintings!
The two schools were visiting at different times but by chance the pupils from Four Dwellings arrived earlier than expected while Waverley School and the Project Team were in the Museum. As a result, both schools were able to see and meet each other – though brief – much earlier than it was thought possible. A very positive outcome of the day!
The day was immensely successful. Not everything happened the way we expected. And we certainly had to think on our feet. But pupils from both Schools were absolutely awesome! A delight!
We look forward very much to continuing this work!!!