Harrow College Early Years students were asked to design activities and resources for Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore, as part of a project linked to a new exhibit based on the WW2 RAF Bentley Priory underground bunker.
The students worked together in three groups to create a shelter building activity and a survival kit activity, inspired by the bunker. Each group created a prototype which underwent testing over the summer break and the museum has used the feedback from visitors to create activity resources for young children and families from all the students ideas.
The museum had actually approached the Harrow College Childcare department back in November 2019, to see if they would be interested in involving early years students. The museum had recieved funding for the WW2 bunker project from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and were keen to engage with the local community. Due to the multiple periods of lockdown experienced over the past two years, the students and museum worked together, persevering in spite of the restrictions experienced and executed the project with great success.
The Harrow College Childcare department have recieved £600 for their contribution the project! Check it out here: www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk/bentley-priory-bunker/