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Creative Learning Sessions for Educational Groups

A day out full of sights, sounds, smells and experiences.

Sandwell Museum Service provides a wide range of experience days and creative learning activities for schools across the curriculum and topic areas; we are also happy to work with you to help create your perfect day. Scroll down the page to find out more information. 

Keep checking this site as we are developing new activities all the time. You can also contact us if you have a project or bespoke visit in mind, we have undertaken all sorts of activities across the curriculum.  We can also talk to you about mixing and matching our sessions to tailor make them to your needs where possible.

Activities for primary age children

Key stage three and above

At KS3 and above we are happy to tailor make a session to fulfil your needs across the curriculum. We have undertaken projects around gothic horror stories, citizenship, The Tudors, local history, heritage buildings, art, film making, tourism etc. Email us to see what is possible.

Outreach Sessions for KS1 and KS2

Enjoy our “Mummy’s Head” Egyptians outreach session to schools and other educational groups, we can also deliver this at one of our museums. We have a range of real Egyptian artefacts we can bring out for the students to examine, explore and discover. We don’t provide other outreach sessions as our museum buildings are our biggest asset and it is our fantastic houses which provide the awe and wonder which inspire, motivate and captivate students. All our other sessions take place within the context of our museums.

Home schooled and other educational groups.

If you have a support group of home schooled children who would like to book one of our education sessions as a group then we have adapted many of our schools sessions for home educated groups and other educational groups such as Guides or Scouts. Email us for an information pack.

Why bring your class to our museums?

  • Museums offer a unique learning environment where children can learn in a completely different way to how they would learn in the classroom.
  • Museums can inspire and motivate.
  • Museums can stimulate all the senses, as well as nurture creativity.
  • Activity sessions in museums can provide an holistic approach to learning, working across the curriculum at the same time, using topics from history and art, to speaking and listening, creativity, English and citizenship. They can cover whole topics in a few hours.
  • Museum work can also be the basis of projects and follow up work back at school, including ICT and design and technology, art and creative writing.
  • Children who often find traditional classroom-based activities difficult respond well to the hands on and visual nature of museum visits.
  • Museums offer children a taste of the past which they can see, smell, touch and hear or a day full of experiences

Booking your school visit

Ensure you know what session you are looking at doing and at which museum or if you are looking at a mash up of sessions or something bespoke and how many children you are looking at bringing. 

  1. Email us at museumarts_tourism@sandwell.gov.uk stating which session, location and dates you are interested in. 
  2. Once a provisional booking is made, our staff with email you with the booking form and guidance notes. Please make sure the teacher in charge of the group reads these notes.
  3. You can also email us if you are interested in organising a one off project with us or you require further information. 

 

We are available for visits from school groups from February to December. School visits and outreach sessions are not available in January. Please give us at least 4 weeks’ notice before you would like your session to take please to ensure to ensure we can staff your visit and provide the best visit possible for your school.

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Work Experience and Placements

Find out more about doing your work experience or college placement with Sandwell Museums – please be aware of the kinds of activities we undertake before you apply.