Local school children enjoy their visits to the Museum
June has been a very busy month for school visits to the museum.
In early June a group of Year 3 and 4 pupils from St James Primary School came to undertake their own research on topics matched to the permanent exhibits as their teacher, Ms Brown had taken the time to visit the museum beforehand. The children were accompanied by several mothers as well as their teacher and the new Principal of St James, Ms Anne Dawson; they all seemed as interested as the children in what the museum had to offer. Ms Dawson commented on what a valuable asset the museum was.
Last week we were over-run by more school children, this time from Yamba Public school, with 11 different classes (the entire school) visiting the museum and the Vision4Change exhibition as an end of term activity. Our Education Officer appreciated the support of several other members when there were several classes arriving at once!
Many of the children have since sent us some delightful Thank You cards which are now on display in the museum – they and their teachers were most impressed by the displays, the exhibition and our guide services. The children also enjoyed hugging our “Friendship Trees”!