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Pupils take over the running of Lowewood Museum for the day

On Friday 21 November 2014 a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils became curators for the day when they took over the running of Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon.

The students learned about marketing, conservation and all the work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum before taking over the reins themselves.  They focused on three distinct periods in history - the 1660s, 1860s and 1960s.  Pupils from Westfield Primary School were treated to a lesson in Victorian schooling from Year 8 student-turned-teacher, Hope Bingham, who thoroughly enjoyed the day, saying "It's been fun.  I want to be a teacher when I'm older".  

The Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Bren Perryman, also attended the event, and commented "It's wonderful to be escorted by such knowledgeable students.  They've made it very interesting and it's good to see children taking such an interest." 

The short film below was made during the takeover day.



We would like to thank Lowewood Museum, Broxbourne Borough Council, SHARE Museums East and Kids in Museums for supporting and funding the Takeover Day project. In addition thanks to King Street Images for making the film.