MY Museum Children's Club (MC2) is a project designed by St Barbe Museum specifically to inspire children to be involved in the cultural shaping of our community. Using the museum as a platform, child-friendly - suitable for 6-11 years old - talks are hosted in the museum on the third Sunday of every month from 11.00am-12.00pm.
The topic of the talks and speakers are chosen for the variety of different themes they cover, for their charisma, and for the passion that distinguishes the presenters in their area of expertise. In combining all these elements, we hope to present new and inspiring role models, outside the family environment.
17 February: Winner of ouf New Forest Photography Competition receive their prizes and talk about their photographs.
17 March: Yvette Staelens is an archaeologist, choir leader and singer - who loves daleks. 'Piggy pig dog dog' - crazy songs inspired by archaeology- can you dig it?'
21 April: Cindy White, Wellbeing and Parent Coach presents Relax Kids New Forest ‘Creating calm, confident kids in chaotic times’
19 May: Rose Walford, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Oakhaven Hospice Trust talks about ‘The battle field hospitals of WW1: two inspiring women who made it happen’.
16 June: Alf, Molly and Robin present "My Dad and I: our family stories from the war period"
21 July: Sarah Hyden is part of Xtreme Everest - a dedicated team of intensive care doctors, nurses and scientists. They conduct experiments on themselves and other volunteers at high altitude in order to develop novel therapies to improve the survival rates of their patients.
Arrival in the museum must be by 11.00 sharp. On their arrival, children will be given a small snack while the speaker is setting up.
Occasionally, an activity sheet will be given to the children to further engage with the topic presented.
All our talks have an individual cost of £2.50 or see Club Membership for annual fee. Costs for Parents/Guardians is £1 which allows them to explore current exhibitions while the children are listening to the talks. Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
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