Museums supporting pupils' literacy

Date: 28 February 2008
Location: Manchester Art Gallery
Duration: 10.00 - 16.00
Cost: Free

Aimed at teachers and for all museum staff, particularly those interested in education and learning in schools, this seminar is provided by Renaissance North West.

Literacy is still a major priority for schools in the North West and museums and galleries have been proven to be ideal places to develop pupils' literacy skills. This workshop will draw on experience from a successful initiative MAGPIE in Manchester and will give participants hands on opportunities to try out new techniques that they can use in their own museums and galleries.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of how literacy is taught in schools
  • have found out about how museums and galleries in Manchester have successfully helped raise pupil attainment in literacy
  • have obtained ideas on how to develop a literacy session in their museum or gallery
  • have built confidence in developing and teaching literacy

To book a place please contact Jennie Crawford, Communications and Events Officer, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
T: 0161 235 8810

MLA North West
Ground Floor, The Malt Building, Wilderspool Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington WA4 6HL
Tel: 01925 625050 | Fax: 01925 243453