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.
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
Egyptian Sculpture gallery activity
Islamic gallery activity
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