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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Supplementary schools programme

Supporting young people and their wider communities to access the British Museum

The British Museum is piloting new ways of working with supplementary and community schools across London.

The current offer of family and supplementary school activity weekends have resulted in large numbers of children and young people from across London and the UK visiting the museum.

The Community Partnerships team is now consulting with teachers and students through programme's steering group to develop bespoke learning resources and free training opportunities aimed at increasing supplementary school leaders and tutors’ confidence in making use of the museum as a space for learning and enjoyment.

Find out more about training opportunities 

Blog post: Exploring objects and sharing cultures 

Learning resources

Three numeracy resources have been developed by maths teacher Susan Okereke for supplementary schools in collaboration with supplementary school teachers and students. They are self-led trails, designed to be used without the support of British Museum staff, and aim to encourage cross-cultural links, conversations and an appreciation of real life maths.

The resources can be used across a range of ages (though 11–16 years are suggested) and they explore a range of objects from across the Museum. Download the numeracy resources and teachers packs here:

Clocks and Watches gallery activity

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Egyptian Sculpture gallery activity

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Islamic gallery activity

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Supplementary schools programme

A group of children participating in a supplementary schools activity.


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