Rummage is a fun interactive Seized! session that is the perfect accompaniment to any of the other sessions at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, or can be enjoyed as a session on its own. Pupils explore the fully-fitted ship’s cabin on our Seized! gallery, and take part in the training exercises that professional rummage officers go through in their work at the UK Border Force. The session is available Mon-Fri, 10am - 5pm.
Pupils explore the fully-fitted ship's cabin in our Seized! Gallery and take part in the training exercises that proffessional Rummage Officers go through in their work at the UK Border Force. It is a fabulous and effective way to engage young minds in thinking about the impact of legal & illegal trade, and its impact on people and society. Due to the compact size of the cabin we accommodate fifteen pupils at a time, enabling us to work with a whole class within an hour.
“During key stage 2 pupils... develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions.” Department of Education
There are thirty objects concealed around the cabin for pupils to find; they can do this individually or in small teams and will need to use observation skills to succeed. The reconstructed cabin is based on one aboard the Altea, a training ship situated in Liverpool which is a centre for excellence in the training of Rummage Officers.
The museum’s education staff who run this session all regularly attend training sessions held by the UK Border Force, with whom we have a close working relationship. This ensures that pupils always have access to the most up to date information, and are able to learn about the work of the UK Border Force protecting our borders and some of the ingenious ways smugglers try to hide their loot.
Rummage is a perfect add on session to create a package for your group if you are planning on visiting the museum for a day. Sessions to compliment this are:-
Pills, Pop and Potions
Weapons awareness for year 5/6
All of the above sessions links to PSHE for all key stages with its focus on drug smuggling, making healthy choices, keeping safe, being a responsible citizen, drug use and misuse and provides an opportunity for informed debate. Following the changes to the curriculum the teaching of PSHE is still encouraged but with no statutory guidelines.
Pupils should be taught: