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 […]
Week 1/Day 3: Wednesday 26th July Today was one of the playscheme leader’s birthday – Happy Birthday Lucy! So we made cards and set up a little party for her, playing musical statues and other party games. We got to wear party hats and surprise her. We also made loom band bracelets inspired by the […]
Week 1/Day 2: Tuesday 25th July Today we started by making paper plate faces using the different art materials. We then took our sketch books up to the river and drew the different London landmarks that we could see: including the Shard and Tower Bridge. We had a special guest today, Pepe, who did games […]
This week the Museum hosted its first Georgian love song and first wedding ceremony. Heritage boat tours and archaeology groups visited and Rose Teanby gave a excellent and moving talk about the famous Brunel photograph, taken in 1858 by Robert Howlett on the ramps of the Great Eastern. Our boat tours visit the site each day. […]
Hello everyone and welcome to the Brunel Museum Summer Playscheme. Week 1/Day 1: Mon 24th July, 2017 Today was very much about getting to know one another and being introduced to the theme of the week: spices. We all got the chance to smell different household spices and learn some facts about each of them, […]