Takeover Day

Students take over the Museum!

Last Friday, 20 November, year 9 students from The Langley Academy worked as Curators, Marketing Managers and Audience Development Officers at the Museum. The students received mentoring from Museum staff to develop and market a mini-exhibition focussed on Paralympic and adaptive rowing.

The takeover day ran as part of the National Takeover Day programme, organised by the Children’s Commissioner and promoted to heritage organisations through Kids in Museums. The aim behind the day is to encourage organisations to invite children and young people into their organisations to ‘takeover’ their roles and be involved in decision making.

The Langley Academy students were split into three groups and rotated through Curatorial, Marketing and Audience Development roles to create a mini-exhibition in the foyer of the Museum. The culmination of the day came when students were met by the Mayor of Henley-on-Thames, Councillor Miss L. M. Hillier, who viewed the exhibition and talked to students. The exhibition will be available to view in the foyer of the Museum until 4 December 2015.