Resourceful CU students team up with museum to develop learning material

Teaching students in Scarborough have teamed up with a popular visitor attraction to help revamp its learning resources.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 11:45 am
CU Scarborough teaching students deliver the new learning resources to Whitby Museum.

Third year primary education and teaching students at CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, have created new learning resources for Whitby Museum to support schools and families across the area.

They have used their skills and knowledge to develop guide books and resource sheets based around the museum’s collections and the National Curriculum for children aged five to 11.

Covid-19 meant that the students were unable to complete placements within a school setting, so have used the time to create the material for Whitby Museum.

Hazel Wright, operations manager at Whitby Museum, said: “Our learning resources were in need of a refresh to reflect the current National Curriculum, so it was suggested that the students put together some new ones.

“They have created a range of interesting and engaging resources which we are extremely impressed with.”

Jane Gill, tutor in education at CU Scarborough, said: “The lockdown has been challenging for the students, but they have really embraced it.

“It has been an excellent project that the students have thoroughly enjoyed, and we hope to continue supporting the museum going forward.”