Kids in Museums
Oliver & Jordan tell you about their day -
We are from the Stonehenge School, Amesbury, Wiltshire. Today, we took over Stonehenge (English Heritage) and took up two roles, one as Site Tour Guides, at the monument, and the other as Social Media executives. We had great fun taking pictures and recording short videos to post on social media. Jordan took up the role of uploading on Twitter, whilst Oliver took up the role of uploading on Instagram. Altogether, 44 children took part in the event, all having different roles, each playing a large part in the satisfaction of visitors, and running both the Monument and the Visitor Centre. Some of these roles include: a Monument Tour Guides, Social Media Executives, English Heritage Membership, Surveys for Visitors, Neolithic Houses and Gallery Tours.
I was amazed at how many different jobs there are. We think the best things about taking over museums are how it allows us to experience what it is like, helping run a busy site. It was an amazing day, and allowed us to overcome some of our fears, such as talking to people we didn’t know and giving them detailed tours, etc.
From both myself, Oliver, and the Stonehenge School, a very big thank you to both English Heritage, and Kids in Museums, for making such an amazing event happen!