If you come down to Westminster City Archives, Maida Vale Library or St John’s Wood Library on Friday 20 November you’re in for a big surprise!
You’ll find children from St Matthew’s CE Primary School Year 6, Ark Atwood Primary Academy Year 4 & George Eliot School Year 6 doing jobs and taking on roles that adults usually do.
Children will welcome visitors working in the reception or in the scanning department or be archivists, librarians, conservators or volunteers for the day.
“I would like to do the workshop because it will be a great experience for me, plus when we grow up, we will know how it feels to have a real job”
– Kayode, St Matthew’s Primary School
20 November is Takeover Day, a day on which museums, archives and heritage
sites up and down England are being taken over by children and teenagers. Organised by independent charity Kids in Museums with the support of the Children’s Commissioner for England, and funded by Arts Council England, it will help place children and teenagers at the heart of our heritage.
So roll up, roll up on Friday 20 November and discover how we’re putting children at the heart of what we do.