Jersey Heritage announces free school transport to visit the Coin Hoard
Jersey Heritage has announced a programme of formal learning activity surrounding the coin hoard exhibition, including free transport for schools to and from Jersey Museum, teacher packs ready to download from the Jersey Heritage website and bespoke tours for formal school groups.
This education project, supported by the One Foundation with free transport additionally supported by Rathbones is aimed at Key Stage One and Two children and schools can make use of this free resource anytime before 31 December.
Rod McLoughlin – One Foundation Council Member said : “The One Foundation is delighted to support the educational programme which will bring the coin hoard – or the ‘treasure’, as it’s more vividly referred to in the exhibition – to life for school pupils visiting the museum. The idea of finding buried treasure is something which fires everyone’s imagination but the educational programme which focuses on the on-going restoration programme and what we can learn from the finds will provide a fascinating additional learning experience for all students.”
This formal learning programme gives Jersey children the chance to experience the exhibition and the Celtic Coin Hoard first hand. Through this project school children will be invited into a secure part of the laboratory to touch the coins as they are being conserved, to talk first hand to the conservation experts and really become part of this treasure tale.
Jonathan's Giles, Chief Executive of Rathbones commented: "Rathbones is delighted to offer support to this project as part of our sponsorship of the Link Gallery next to the Museum. The launch of this fantastic initiative makes it simple for schools to organise visits, enabling interesting and informative offsite learning to be accessible to all."
Download the pack here.