Sunday, 18 November 2018

Raleigh 400: A Class Act







Fairlynch's Education Outreach officer Lizzie Mee discusses Millais' 'Boyhood of Raleigh' with children from Drake's School East Budleigh during a visit to the Museum

Museums, naturally, believe that they have an important educational role in society.

However, expecting schools to seize an opportunity of working with a local museum is not always realistic. Teachers have their existing commitments, and school leaders need plenty of notice in such matters.

Fairlynch Museum was awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant in May 2018 on the condition of engaging local schools in an educational programme about Sir Walter Raleigh and his times.

It seemed a natural and worthy aim: East Budleigh, the village of his birth, has a thriving primary school, as does Budleigh Salterton, where Millais painted ‘The Boyhood of Raleigh’.   The King’s School in Ottery St Mary, founded in 1545, is said by some to be where Raleigh received his early education.

So the Museum engaged the services of an Education Outreach consultant, Lizzie Mee, to plan and implement an effective programme.  This has now concluded with the end of the Raleigh 400 exhibition at Fairlynch.

Fairlynch Chairman Trevor Waddington wrote on 14 November on behalf of the museum’s trustees to thank Lizzie for her ‘excellent’ report which is reproduced below.

‘Thank you especially for your drive, enthusiasm and professional delivery of the R400 education outreach programme,’ he added. ‘I would be pleased to recommend your services should you require this in the future.’

We hope that those involved in education, as well as other museums, will find the report of interest.



 



























































































FOR THE RALEIGH 400  CALENDAR OF EVENTS WORLDWIDE IN 2018 
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