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Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2022

We're being taken over!

On Friday 18 November 2022, Primary 4 pupils from Central Integrated Primary School Carrickfergus will visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial to take over our museum and social media as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day.

Kids in Museums Takeover Day is a day when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites across the UK are taken over by children and young people. Supported by Arts Council England funding, charity Kids in Museums launched Takeover Day in 2010 to help heritage sites give children meaningful roles in their organisations. Since then, over 40,000 children and young people have taken part, and we're excited to take part for the first time!

The pupils will arrive and spend the morning learning about the Second World War in Northern Ireland and the Belfast Blitz before taking over the museum and discovering the fascinating story of Shelia the elephant's experience during the air raids. The class will then make their own Sheila artworks with local artist Dawn Crothers.

To find out more about Takeover Day and who else is taking part visit Kids in Museums Takeover Day.

You can follow the conversation on social media by looking at the hashtag #TakeoverDay and following @KidsInMuseums. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook @NIWarMemorial using the hashtags #NIWM #niwarmemorial to see what Central Integrated PS get up to in the NIWM museum!

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