51 children from Years 3 and Year 4 at Springfield School in Jersey will be sleeping over at Jersey Museum on Thursday 12 February. As part of their history curriculum and a way to further enrich their learning experiences, Jersey Heritage is hosting the children and teachers for an exciting night at the museum. It’s a first for the school, which hasn’t taken its younger pupils on an overnight adventure before.
The children will walk from school to the Museum where they will meet some famous characters from the past, who will be sitting in the history ‘hot seat’ to answer their questions. After all the learning, it’s time for a movie, appropriately enough Night at the Museum with popcorn and juice! Then it will be lights out for a good night’s sleep in the Story of Jersey exhibition hall.
Sam Cooper, Headteacher of Springfield School said ‘This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our students to experience sleeping at such an unusual site. We hope this sleepover will greatly enrich their learning and inspire them to look at history in a different way.’
Helen Otterwell, Learning and Engagement Manager for Jersey Heritage said ‘It’s the first time that Jersey Heritage has hosted a local school for a sleepover at the Jersey Museum and we hope that it will give the children a real sense of belonging and help them with their learning when they are back at school’.
The school visit and sleepover was the idea of Charlie Ahier and Rhian Davies, Years 3 and 4 teachers at Springfield School.