I am in Italy, and thinking of Brunel. The tube holds no fears for me, but tunnels under the Alps are just a bit too long for complete peace of mind. Surely we must come out of the darkness soon? This was a sensation entirely familiar to people travelling through Brunel’s tunnels: by foot under […]
This week ended Brunel Museum’s fifteenth Summer Playscheme . The children had a good time with craft workshops and in play and ended with a rousing Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair performance for parents, the Mayor and our funders North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council. Check out our blog, facebook page or […]
Week 2/Day 5: Friday 4th August: Some pictures and thoughts from our last day “I loved making new friends and spending the week and Poppy and Lucy” “My favourite part of the week was making my spice pot with clay and painting it in my favourite colours” “I learnt this week how to make loom […]
Week 2/Day 4: Thursday 3rd August The Summer ’17 playscheme is coming to an end. Only one day left. Today we did some creative writing for our message in bottles and we painted our clay spice pots. Tomorrow is the final Fancy Fair for this year. We are excited to show our friends and family […]
Week 2/Day 3: Wednesday 2nd August Today it rained… But we didn’t let it bother us, the spice trade meant ships travelled all over the world carrying exotic cargo. We talked about some of these places and made loom bands in the colours of the country’s flags.
Week 2/Day 1: Monday 31st July It’s a new week at the Brunel Museum Summer Playscheme so we have new faces and new names to learn! Here there are after a session drawing by the River Thames.
Our 15th Annual Summer Playscheme funded by North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council, celebrates the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. The Museum is open as usual, and the upper gallery is full of visitors. The gardens and the ground floor are full of children and craft materials, and you can […]
Week 1/Day 5: Friday 28th July Today we began by making our spice globes; we used glitter and water to create this effect. We then rehearsed our acts for the ‘Fancy Fair’ for the afternoon. After a short trip to the park for one last game with the parachute, it was then time for the […]
Week 1/Day 4: Thursday 27th July Today we made our invitations for Friday’s Fancy Fair to give to our families. We then put our messages in our bottles and decorated the front labels. With better weather today we were able to be outside more and design our very own spice pots out of clay. We […]