On Saturday 25th November, the Lady Lever Art Gallery will be taken over by Sixth Form students from Weatherhead High School who will lead a programme of free family friendly activities. The gallery’s education team have been working with Year 12 students from the school as part of their leadership programme to develop events for the day. This years Takeover will be the third that the Gallery has been involved in and the first where students will deliver Family Art Club sessions for 7-12-year-olds. Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles in the cultural sector and is coordinated nationally by Kids in Museums. Caroline Carney, Media Arts Coordinator at Weatherhead High School said: 'Weatherhead is once again delighted to be part of Teen Takeover Day and working closely with National Museums Liverpool. The event is an important part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme, developing students' skills in communication, teamwork and leadership.'
Here’s what some of the Year 12 students said they hope to gain from the experience. ‘Learning to work as part of a team and enhancing teamwork skills’. ‘Having the confidence to perform to a range of audiences’. ‘Improving confidence and leadership skills’. ‘I have enjoyed creating the activities and learning about local history and the collection’. ‘I hope to use the event towards gaining my Silver Arts Award’.