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Pupils become young curators

PUBLISHED: 19:03 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:56 03 July 2010

Young curators at Time and Tide Museum

Young curators at Time and Tide Museum

Pupils from six local primary schools were transformed into young curators during a five-week exercise at Great Yarmouth's Time and Tide museum.

The youngsters, split into groups, were challenged to choose an object from the museum's stored collection, research it and then give a presentation to Time and Tide staff, making a case for it going on public display.

Pupils from six local primary schools were transformed into young curators during a five-week exercise at Great Yarmouth's Time and Tide museum.

The youngsters, split into groups, were challenged to choose an object from the museum's stored collection, research it and then give a presentation to Time and Tide staff, making a case for it going on public display.

To help them understand their objects, they listened to history recordings made by people who had used or encountered them.

Learning support assistant Patricia Day said the presentations had been so good that all the objects - ranging from a second world war air raid siren and a defused bomb to a gas mask and rusty 1950s hand drill - would be put on display.

To mark the end of the exercise, the year two pupils from Alderman Swindell, Cobholm, Stradbroke, Greenacre, Southtown and Northgate St Andrews schools presented the objects to parents.

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