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We’re being taken over – by children!

Published on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in Youth support news

If you come down to Clifton Park Museum on Friday 17 November, you’re in for a big surprise.

As part of national museum "Takeover Day", children will be doing jobs and taking on roles that adults usually do. Throughout the day children from Sitwell Junior School will be showcasing their fabulous Roman work displayed around the museum inspired by a previous visit. 
Work includes Roman settlement sketches, mosaics, Roman shields, pictures and newspaper reports about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii.
Cllr Taiba Yasseen, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services said: “We are delighted to be getting involved in this year’s Takeover Day and let local young people get some hands on experience at the wonderful Clifton Park Museum.
“If you can’t get along on the day, you can continue to see some of their fantastic work, which will be on display in the Museum galleries until Thursday 30 November.”
17 November is Takeover Day, a day on which museums, galleries and arts organisations up and down England are being taken over by children and teenagers. 
The organisation Kids in Museums is teaming up with Arts Council England to help place children and teenagers at the heart of organisations and is linked to the Children’s Commissioner’s 'Takeover Challenge' involving all sectors.
So roll up, roll up on Friday 17 November and discover how we’re putting children at the heart of what we do.

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