Today, the Museum was delighted to welcome 27 pupils from Year One of Monksmead School. With the help of Dave and Helen, the pupils engaged in three activities.
Firstly they looked at 'Traditional Toys', from before the Ipad and tablet era. Amongst these were the Diablo, the Yo-Yo and the Skipping Rope. Only us older people really knew what they were.
Then the pupils dressed up as characters from The Railway Children film, which was made in Elstree. They did this against the background of a scene from the film, giving them the impression of being in the film itself.
Finally the students worked with Dave, to create 'flip books'. These were the traditional way of making animated cells before the advent of CGI. Dave allowed them to handle 8mm film, and showed them how 'still' pictures become a movie.
All of our young visitors thoroughly enjoyed their day. A number of them told us it was the 'best morning ever'! Many thanks to Mr Murrin for bringing his class to us. We look forward to welcoming Year 2 next week.