“The Art of Hockey 2016 competition celebrated the start of our journey as a Museum into the world of education” says Jon Rye, volunteer Education Officer at The Hockey Museum. “We know that schools have been enthused by Olympic and Paralympic athletes from around the world and as an Olympic sport Hockey can continue to provide the inspiration for children and young people.
We have three objectives for our Education Programme:
- To encourage and engage with teachers and educators through the provision of an education programme.
- To enrich the curriculum by sharing hockey’s heritage and providing access to both The Hockey Museum’s Collection and Archive Collection.
- To increase the relevance of The Hockey Museum amongst our audience.
From September 2016, a series of theme based online resources will be created, primarily, for 5 to 11 year old learners based on the rich stream of information and collections found in The Hockey Museum. Each resource will be placed in the context of the current Curriculums, with pupil knowledge, understanding and ability to evaluate topics being increased through a variety of inventive classroom and school activities.
Beyond the online resource, The Hockey Museum wishes to develop a Pop-Up Museum, Volunteer visits to Schools, and of course when our home is ready, class visits to the Museum.
As a team of passionate volunteers, we hope that you will join us on our journey and give your children and young people the opportunity share in the wealth of Hockey Heritage that we are collecting.