Primary school youngsters had the chance to get involved at the National Waterways Museum.
The heritage asset on South Pier Road was taking part in ‘Kids in Museums - Takeover Day’, an annual day in which museums, galleries and arts organisations throughout the country invite young people in with the opportunity to take on the role of the curator, an archivist or even the head of museums.
Throughout the day Year 2 pupils from Brookside Primary on Rostherne Avenue, Great Sutton were able to learn about the purpose of museums and gain historical knowledge whilst they developed their teamwork and research skills.
Ahead of the day Canal & River Trust museum education co-ordinator Helen Evans said: “This is a unique opportunity for the students and we are looking forward to seeing their learning in practice as they create an exhibition for their school.
“We especially can’t wait to hear the ideas the group bring forward as they take on a job role in the museum.”
The day also saw the launch of the trust’s young curators scheme which will allow young people to curate a real project for the museum.
It will run throughout the year and will enable pupils to leave a legacy and engage in something ongoing and valuable to the museum and the community.
Both schemes show pupils what goes on behind the scenes at the museum whilst demonstrating the different roles of people who work there.