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V&A Museum of Childhood

As part of their learning for our Toys and Games topic in Project this term, the Prep classes enjoyed an outing to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Prep I delved straight into the cuddly world of teddy bears, enjoying an interactive workshop where they learnt all about the history of this favourite childhood icon and how they are made. Full of inquisitive spirit, Prep II and III participated in a hands-on workshop all about mechanical and moving toys, investigating the engineering and science behind how they work. Following their workshops, all of the children delighted in the opportunity to visit the museum’s extensive collections. Exploring the experiences of children from different socio-economic backgrounds, the children even took a trip back in time to the 19th century. After a hard day’s work as chimney sweeps and scullery maids in a Victorian townhouse, the children packed their suitcases for an trip to the seaside, making sandcastles and watching an exciting Punch and Judy show!

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