Bow School

VA East visits Bow School

V&A East visits Bow School

This term, Year 9 students who have chosen to study a humanities and an arts subject for GCSE were given the opportunity to attend a pioneering 2-hour workshop with the V&A East museum.

Director Gus Casely-Hayford and his colleagues brought three highly valuable and fascinating objects in for students to see. The items were a cast gold badge from West Africa, a 17th century silver scent case and ‘Free Zulu’ pendant made by inmates in Louisiana state penitentiary.

Students were also given the opportunity to consider what careers are available in the museums sector, and to learn how to record, photograph and pack museum items.

One of our attendees said ‘The best part was seeing things that are going to go into a real museum, and no-one else will see it the way we saw it today.’ Students who have a continued interest in the work of the V&A in East London should look into their youth group and summer workshops on their website.