06 Dec Museum of Me
We did it, we created our own museum! The displays looked fabulous and were the product of a great deal of hard work by children, parents and staff. It was wonderful to hear all the positive feedback, particularly from grandparents. I saw several adults moved to tears by some of the displays. As usual, our parents came up trumps with the costumes and the children looked suitably historic. Those Year 3 evacuees on Wednesday evening sang beautifully before waving us goodbye and setting off on the train to Cornwall, clutching teddies and suitcases.
On Thursday night the poor Victorians all looked like they had been up a chimney or cleaning the scullery. More fabulous costumes and great singing. I especially loved ‘Down at the Old Bull and Bush’! Then the air raid siren sounded and it was the turn of our Year 4s whose costumes were absolutely incredible. Their singing of ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and ‘Don’t Sit Under the Appletree’ was really upbeat and then we all shared a poignant moment as they finished with ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ and an audience sing-along. The last of the retro biscuits and cakes were eaten and then we closed the museum for the night.
A HUGE thank you to all the adults that helped us to set up the museum on Tuesday and take it down last night. Particular mention to the Cochranes for the loan of props, Tom Abel of Coppermill Hire for the generous lend of the old- fashioned tables, Jill Clay, Laura Steuart- Fothringham, Julien Jarroussie, Tom Peatman, Anna Hall, Rose Asprey, Natalie Duncan, Julie Morgan and Steph Fabre. Top Team. Many thanks too to Sara at Rook Lane and the architects trying to work upstairs whilst the museum was open! Credit to Mrs Drury for dusting off her 1940’s songbook and coaching some great performances from the children. Thank you.