Finding inspiration in Oxford’s Museums
A combined science and art trip presented Year 8 pupils with numerous learning opportunities; consolidating knowledge learned in class and honing important research skills.
The Museum of Natural History, the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museum were all on the itinerary as pupils toured around the collections seeking inspiration and sourcing answers. Our budding artists were tasked with planning and sketching their own designs whilst our young scientists had to examine the exhibitions to find examples of animals using colour in different ways. The highlight for some was the chance to handle a hissing cockroach.
Alison Cheetham, Senior Boys science coordinator, spoke of the value of the trip: “Pupils learned about the importance of museums, the collections they hold and the knowledge that can be gleaned from an exhibition.”