All posts by Sue Dampney

Can the “My Primary School is at the Museum” (MPSM) model help museums, cultural, natural settings and schools to recover from Covid-19?

As the UK begins the slow process of recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, one of the greatest problems is managing the return of children to school in a period of continued social distancing. It’s a vital issue – for children’s educational attainment, for social development, for parents returning to work and for the economy as a whole.

Is there a role for museums, galleries, cultural and natural settings in helping to resolve this crisis? … Continue Reading ››

POSTPONED: Engaging Teenagers and Young Adults in the Outdoors

Tried and tested techniques to engage 13-25 year olds

Friday 27th March 2020, University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The physical and psychological benefits of spending time outdoors are well researched and for teenagers this can affect not only their academic performance, but prepare them for adulthood.

Peek into the inner workings of the adolescent brain to begin to understand why this is the hardest … Continue Reading ››