Manchester Museum Camp

DSC_7073On Friday 13 June 2014 the Museum welcomed a group of young adults from the Charity Pure Innovations – who support people with a disability and disadvantaged groups to lead better lives.

The group have all completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and are now embarking on their Duke of Edinburgh, Silver Award.

Some members of the group had never camped away from home or with their peers before.

As part of their award the adventurous, excited young adults, arrived at the Museum at 7 pm on the eve of a full moon to sleep overnight in the Museum.

On arrival they set up camp, and got acquainted with their surroundings.

They enjoyed and participated in a series of activities from torch lit tours, to building pyramids, to handling ancient Egyptian artefacts and taking digital photographs of their favourite exhibits.

The group had bundles of energy and excitement, however when it was time for lights out, they all slept soundly until 7am in the morning.

At the end of their overnight visit they met Adam Bland, our Vivarium Assistant who gave them a tour of the Museum’s Vivarium (Live Animals gallery) and introduced the group to some of the Museum’s animals, including snakes, tree frogs and chameleon.

Find out more about their experience at Pure Innovations blog:

http://www.pureinnovations.co.uk/fun-at-duke-of-edinburgh-camp-at-manchester-museum/

We look forward to seeing the participants at the Museum again soon.

Vicky Grant, Family Programme Coordinator

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