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Making the Most of Working with Young People and Schools
Thu 9 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 GMT
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About the Day
Learn how your museum can better engage with young people and schools; from specific projects or events through to your work across the whole of your organisation to benefit the young people you work with.
The workshop will include case studies and a session to explore ideas around how your museum can involve young people in its work.
This training will be delivered by Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West. RIO works to connect young people in the region with great art and culture. Organisations in the region who work in arts and culture and with young people can access a comprehensive suite of support from RIO including expert advice, guidance, training and consultancy, all subsidised by Arts Council England.
Who should attend?
Museum staff and volunteers, whose role is to engage children and young people in some aspect of their role.
Maximum 15 delegates
What will you learn?
- The variety of ways you can involve and work with young people in your setting
- An understanding of how to best engage and work with local schools
- An overview of the relevant parts of the current national curriculum and what opportunities there could be linked to this.
How does this course support you to achieve and maintain Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?
3.1.3 The museum must devise plans to broaden its range of users
3.3. Effective and engaging learning experiences: Learning is a core purpose for Accredited museums. They use collections and associated information for exhibitions and learning opportunities.
Young people are the future of your museum and a key audience; learning is at the heart of museums. This course will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring both strands together to improve your museum and the experience of your younger audience.
Kate Rowlands is a consultant for Real Ideas Organisation (RIO). Kate has experience in running enterprising, learning and employment programmes, supporting young people to move forward with their futures. Kate has developed RIO’s volunteer offer, historically running a young person led volunteer group from RIO’s social enterprise hub, Devonport Guildhall. Most recently, Kate has managed the SW contract for the Creative skills Initiative programme, a strand of the creative employment programme which supported almost 200 young people to gain a qualification, develop employability skills and gain an arts award, alongside gaining valuable work experience. Kate is an Arts award adviser and Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) mentor.
**This training is being delivered by RIO the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation for the South West. By booking onto this course you are agreeing to your information being shared with RIO for reporting purposes.