This year’s focus is our fantastic civil war coin hoard, found by accident in a Taunton garden in 2014. Our teacher’s training day will look at this artefact from many angles. We’ll explore the civil war history of the area and the symbolic and scientific significance of coins. Also experience some living history, bespoke drama training and more.
For our subscribing schools, there is no cost whatsoever for participating in Take One. For non-subscribers, there will be a cost of £150 to take part in the project.
If you’re interested in taking part in this project, or if you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Chloe Grant on firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 2 July to 6 July the Museum of Somerset held an exhibition of the work created by more than 850 Somerset school children.
The Somerset-wide programme with schools has been inspired by Oyster Dredgers at Porlock Weir, painted by Charles Napier Hemy in 1890.
This painting depicts a vanished world of hard work and poverty. Hemy used texture to recreate Porlock’s brooding landscape and you can imagine being in the windswept harbour, surrounded by the swell of the waves.
This painting also helps to celebrate the future of Porlock. A modern oyster industry is being developed, showing the enterprise of people in Porlock today.
Earlier this year we held a Take One training day with teachers, and since then a number of local school have taken part in the programme. The children have explored themes including Porlock’s Victorian past, the magic and beauty of oysters, and the revival of the industry.
Their enthusiasm, energy and interest can be seen in the wonderful displays of their work.
With grateful thanks
This 2016 Take One programme has been made possible with the help and participation of:
Roger Hall of Porlock Bay Oysters
Anna Toeman of Porlock Bay Visitor Centre
The pupils and teachers at:
Ash Primary School
Bishop Henderson Primary School, Taunton
Beech Grove Primary School, Wellington
Blackbrook Primary School, Taunton
Eastover Primary School, Bridgwater
Hamp Academy, Bridgwater
Middlezoy Primary School
Othery Village School
Parkfield Primary School, Taunton
St Dubricius First School, Porlock
Staplegrove Primary School, Taunton
West Monkton Primary School
Winsham Community Primary School