Museum of Burscough Exhibition—Wednesday 25th June
On Wednesday 25th June Lordsgate hosted its very own ‘Museum of Burscough’ exhibition, the culmination of a weeks themed project work on local history. The museum also coincided with Annual Burscough Heritage week All the children had visited local museums prior to the exhibition to learn how a museum displays artefacts, sources and information. The impact of this visit could clearly be seen in the work the children did. Following researching their area of study and various fun, informative and interactive displays were created and put up around school.
Reception and Y1bulilt models of the school then and now and had multimedia interviews with people who used to be at Lordsgate school. Y6 even helped out reception with some memories of when they were in the reception class.
Y2 provided the centrepiece of the exhibition for us with a scale model of the Leeds to Liverpool canal down the corridor! They also made model boats and displayed pattern plates and ‘Fender’ knots made as part of the Burscough heritage week workshop they attended. In Y3 the history of Burscough FC was explored through models of the FA trophy won in 2003 and interactive speeches from past managers on the iPads. Following a visit to Martin Mere Y4 produced some wonderful work on the history of the mere, including some clay artefacts, model roundhouse as well as some bird quizzes and an hide complete with bird sounds. Y5’s model of the ‘Swordfish’ aeroplane stationed at the Local HMS ringtail airfield hung proudly above our own floor mural of the plane . Finally following a study of Burscough priory Y6 created models of the ruins of the priory as well as a time capsule with ‘artefacts’ from the site. When the museum was opened at 2.30 on Wednesday it was great to see so many visitors come to look at the children's work. Members of the community, parents and past pupils particularly enjoyed some of the old photos on display and the school log book dating back to 1917. What a lot of history Lordsgate has. Well done to all the children and staff for putting on such a fantastic event.