Pupils from Year 2 at Royal Kent have seen the fruits of their school’s sponsorship by the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust displayed publicly at the library in Cedar Road, Cobham. The Trust funds their membership of the Elmbridge Museum Schools Outreach Scheme which means that teachers can access workshops and resources to bring curriculum projects to life using local history and artefacts. The Trust has also joint-funded, with Elmbridge Borough Council, the museum cabinet in which the children’s work is displayed. Their clay animals and decorated plates are the result of creative workshops based on the pottery of the Wren family who worked in Oxshott from the 1920s to late 1970s.
The aim of the Trust’s collaboration with Elmbridge Museum is to bring local history alive for all ages, and we are therefore very pleased to share this example of the inspiration children can gain from learning about the crafts and interests of their ancestors. A special celebration was held at the library in the Cedar Centre on 13th October 2016, where certificates were awarded and the Royal Kent pupils were congratulated by the Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Tannia Shipley.
The exhibition will continue at the library until January 2017. Do go and have a look!
The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust will continue to fund local schools so that they can have access to the Elmbridge Museum collection and its education officer.