BUDDING young museum curators have been learning how to prepare their own exhibition.
Pupils from Arc School in Church End have been working with staff from Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.
The young people have had exclusive access to artefacts from the museum collections and have been working with the team to learn about handling, researching, interpreting and displaying objects that they have personally chosen.
Each pupil has developed a story or personal response to the artefact they have selected.
They have described why they have chosen it and why they think visitors to the Riversley Park-based centre would like to see it.
Students have also worked in small teams to decide and divide up which individual tasks are necessary to create a museum display.
Councillor Ian Lloyd, cabinet member for leisure and culture said: “I’m delighted that this inspirational project is helping to create new partnerships as well as developing important skills amongst the participating pupils.”
Arc School is an independent specialist resource which exists on its three Warwickshire sites to provide full time education for young people in the seven to 16 year age range who have significant emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
The school is located in Church End on the outskirts of Nuneaton.
It educates children at Key Stage Three level.
All of the chosen artefacts are now on display for visitors to take a look at and find out more about the project and how young people have interpreted what they have chosen.