Past Brought to Life for Girls
Monday, 28 November 2011
Bolton School girls from Middle School and also some Junior Girls were transported back to the age of the dinosaur with a hands-on workshop run by the Bolton Museum and Archive Service.
Alex McLeman, the Formal Learning Manager from the museum, visited the school and brought along Prehistoric casts and fossils, artefacts and specimens from around the world. Alex spoke to the girls about the origins of the objects and when they lived on the earth, and encouraged them to pick up the pieces and ask questions.
Among the items Alex brought along were a stuffed Armadillo, along with cultural objects from India, Australia and the Maasai tribe. The Palaeontology section included casts of part of a T-Rex's skull and the claw of an Albertosaurus.
The girls were fascinated by the workshop, organised by the Girls' Division Learning Support Department as part of their Able and Talented Enrichment Programme, and made sketches of their favourite things from the collection as a memento.