Brookes Cambridge has secured an exclusive partnership with the Fitzwilliam Museum which will enhance both the school’s revolutionary approach to teaching and learning and the premier museum’s outreach and education work.
Through the exploration of links that exist between different disciplines, provided through key themes inspired by the Fitzwilliam Museum’s future exhibitions, children develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Brookes Cambridge Head of School Carole Beedham said: “This partnership inspires our teachers as well as our children. To work with such an important and respected institution underlines our commitment to both the community and also to the development of a truly innovative and ground-breaking curriculum.”
The school is supporting a range of educational projects based at the museum, including an annual programme of monthly weekend workshops for 11-13 year olds will be introduced. New activities for this age group addresses a gap in the current programme which will be bridged by this new learning focus.
The partnership will work to enable the introduction of a new self-guided ‘Family Trail’ tour through the galleries. It will also mean the museum can refresh the ever popular ‘Fitz Kits’, which offer a selection of activities in a branded hand-held box that children enjoy transporting around the galleries during their visit. The content of the ‘Fitz Kits’ supports children’s learning on current exhibitions in the museum.
Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning at the Fitzwilliam Museum commented, “We very much welcome the support and partnership with Brookes Cambridge to enable us to enhance our learning opportunities. With Brookes’ Cambridge’s involvement, we look forward to being able to refresh existing popular resources and offer new ones to all sections of our Cambridge community.”