BTEC Health & Social Care at the Museum of Childhood
‘Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye – it is very beautiful’ - Kailash Satyarthi
The BTEC Level 1 Diploma Health & Social Care students planned an educational trip to the Bethnal Green Museum in order to complete their unit “Working in a team”. Each group had a part to play in ensuring the day was successful. The students decided to visit the Museum as a point of looking at their own childhood toys and play materials and if much had changed over the decades.
They also were able to look at how materials for children had developed from wooden dolls in the 18th century to more recent dolls which are reflective of the world we live in and can prepare children for inclusiveness and the mix of cultures and diversity in society.
A good end to the visit was having lunch in the vibrant multicultural area of the East End Bethnal Green, the students were enthralled by the mixture of people, shops and the old and new appearance of the area.
Russ Lawrance, Principal Haringey Sixth Form College commented “What a fantastic experience for our students he visit to the Museum will allow the students to explore childhood in much greater breadth and depth. The museum really brings things to life animating the richness and diversity of children’s lives and placing the child’s voice and agency at its core. Exactly what these students love and have chosen to study”.