Museum Name: Dorman Museum
School: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School
Year Group: Years 3 and 4
Arts Award level: Explore
Overview: To gain Arts Award Explore, students must actively participate in a range of arts activities, explore the work of artists and arts organisations, create their own work, and share their inspirations and achievements with others. Planning, researching and creating a school exhibition is an ideal way for them to meet these criteria, and to enjoy a memorable and purposeful creative journey.
The Museum in your Classroom Toolkit includes themed images and information about people and events connected to the history of the Tees Valley. These include its rich heritage in art and design, from the exquisitely designed household items of Christopher Dresser and the Linthorpe Pottery, the breathtaking bridges and structures of Dorman-Long, to the extraordinary hoard of Saxon jewellery discovered in Loftus.
Students in Years 3 and 4 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Middlesbrough used the Museum in Your Classroom Toolkit to gain Arts Award Explore by creating an exhibition focused on Christopher Dresser, a Victorian designer who was also the world’s first industrial designer, and co-founder of the famous Linthorpe Pottery in Middlesbrough.