CGI image of the new Garden Classroom looking out onto the courtyard garden. Image © Forbes Massie.
Learning in the new Museum
The extension to the Museum will create two new rooms for learning, each opening on to the new Dan Pearson garden. The Garden Classroom will be designed for formal learning for schools, and will enable us to incraese the number of school visits from 32 to 96 each year. There are 172 nurseries, primary and secondary schools within a 2.5 mile radius of the Museum. For the first time we will be able to welcome secondary schools: 30 GCSE students will be able to work at tables.
The Learning Studio will be a more intimate hands-on space for art, design and work with flowers and medicinal plants, and will be fitted out with cooking facilities. It has been used by our community partners and by local groups of all ages. Its construction has been sponsored by The City Bridge Trust, and the kitchen fit-out by The BAND Trust.