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Oriental Museum wins award for working with children

(28 October 2014)

Receiving the award

Oriental Museum has receivedthe Investing in Children Award in
recognition of the creative ways in which staff engage with children and youngpeople. The award was presented to
the museum by the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon. 

The Investing in Children scheme promotes the human rights of children and young people and recognises and celebrates examples of best practice. The Oriental Museum underwent a formal assessment process during which the assessor spoke to children taking part in Little Dragons under 5s group, Durham Archaeology Explorers (an archaeology club for 7-11 year olds) and children taking part in drop-in family activities.

Museum Curator, Dr Craig Barclay, said: “This award matters to us because it is the children and young people themselves who are given the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions. We are very proud that the assessor was able to note that even the very youngest children have the opportunity to have their voices heard and are able to actively shape the programmes we offer.”