See Winchester through the eyes of a child

Press Release: 03/11/2009

See Winchester through the eyes of a child

A display of colourful and creative work by Year 5 and Year 6 children from Indigo Class at Winnall Primary School has gone on display at the City Museum in The Square.


The children’s project for the term was to investigate Winchester’s journey through time. The class visited the City Museum in September, where they were set the challenge of producing their own museum display about Winchester’s history. You can view the results of all their hard work in the museum from now until 4th December 2009.


The children also went out-and-about to explore the city to learn and gather inspiration for their project. They visited landmarks such as the Buttercross and also walked through the water meadows, where John Keats received inspiration to write his ode ‘To Autumn’. 


Robin Iles, Education Officer for Winchester City Council’s Museums Service, said: “I am most impressed by the thought and creativity shown in the children’s work. It is refreshing to view the history of Winchester through the eyes of today’s young citizens and it is a great pleasure to display their work in their local museum for all to see”.


Cllr Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and Sport, added: “I was thrilled to see that the children at Winnall School had been inspired to investigate the history of their city in their work this term. The resulting display clearly shows that they have learnt a great deal about Winchester’s important historic past and how its legacy is all around us today”.


Vicky Cromwell, Indigo class teacher from Winnall Primary School, commented: “The theme has been incredibly successful. Many of the children did not know the wonders that Winchester held. Knowing that the children were going to have their work displayed has inspired them to work as hard as they can. All the children feel incredibly proud to have their work on display for Winchester to see.”


During November and December, the City Museum is open from 10am-4pm Mon-Fri and noon-4pm on Sundays. No booking is required and admission is free.