This is the first blog post from one of the roving reporters in our School Champions project. Over the months ahead our learning team at Merseyside Maritime Museum are going to be working with the Champions to get their input into the plans for the new Museum of Liverpool, as part of the community consultation process.
They have promised to let us know what they get up to, so here's a letter from one of the Champions from St Margaret Mary's School, who came on the first visit:
"Thank you for a lovely day out at the museum and the piermasters house. I really enjoyed it. When I found out that we were going to see what the new Museum of Liverpool was going to look like I felt really excited to be part of the School Champions. I looked at the building and thought about what it was finally going to look like.
I really enjoyed helping with the History Detectives timeline and finding out what different things were, such as the 'Great Pyramid of Geeser'. I now know what order of events these things came in!
I was also really intrested in the activity where we had to find out what the different objects were, and I found out what things were that I didn't already know.
One of the best things of the day was sticking a china cup back together with tape (from hundreds of years ago). I really felt like an archaeologist!
I enjoyed going to the seafront to talk about the river Mersey. My favourite part of the day was going to the 'Piermasters House' because we were treated like wartime children. My mum's friend's Grandad was the Piermaster.
Thank you for my lovely day at the Museum.
From Charlotte Osborne, St Margaret Marys"
You can see a Flickr slideshow of photos of the School Champions, which we'll be adding to as the project continues