Ravencliffe High School pupils took over running Eureka! for the day

Students from Ravenscliffe took over the running of Eureka! for the day. Photo by Darren Fearnley
Students from Ravenscliffe took over the running of Eureka! for the day. Photo by Darren Fearnley

Pupils from Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College got to take over the running of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day on Friday 18 November 2016.

Twelve Ravenscliffe pupils worked in different areas of the museum, from helping arriving visitors at the admissions tills to serving customers in the gift shop and even controlling the museum’s social media channels for the day!

The team then interviewed Darren Fearnley, a Eureka! Enabler, who talked about his exciting, varied role that often includes playing characters such as infamous pirate Jack Sparrow.

On social media, the pupils attracted a lot of attention with their tweets, videos and Instagram pictures, receiving comments from Morrison’s Supermarket and the Kids In Museums takeover team, which is based in London.

Lorraine Muldoon, Eureka! Inclusion Enabler who co-ordinated the day said: “Takeover day is one of our favourite days of the year and the team from Ravenscliffe have made it such a fun, exciting event!

“Takeover Day is a great way to get children and young people excited about working in museums and provides them with a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Huge thanks to the staff and pupils for such a fun day.”