The Museum of East Anglian Life has been awarded £5,850 by national education charity the Ernest Cook Trust, to fund its new arts education project.
The grant is towards the museum’s ARTefacts courses, which give children and young people the chance to work with artists, actors and storytellers to explore the museum’s collections through different artistic media.
“We have been contacted by schools and home educators searching for new ways to engage young people in learning,” said Jo Rooks, Learning Officer. “We believe a museum-led arts-based course providing in-depth, hands-on learning will be of real benefit to children.”
The Ernest Cook Trust is one of the UK’s leading educational charities, and is rooted in the conservation and management of the countryside. It owns and manages 22,000 acres of landed estates across five counties in England.
ECT actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land through hands-on educational opportunities on its estates and by giving grants. Each year its Trustees distribute £1.8m in educational grants.