CPD – The Twilight Session

The Atkinson is currently developing its Schools Programme and we want to be sure that we offer sessions that cover teachers’ needs, in line with the objectives of the National Curriculum.

We are launching a fantastic free CPD opportunity for teachers from your school to get involved in developing this exciting learning offer.  We are inviting teachers to visit The Atkinson’s museum for a Twilight session on Tuesday 11 July from 3.45pm – 5pm to learn more about our plans and how to get involved.

The CPD opportunity will involve teachers working with our Learning team to develop a new learning session during the Autumn term 2017, which will be trialled by their class. The museum visit will be free and transportation costs will be subsidised if necessary. New sessions are not limited to History; there are lots of opportunities and resources for Art, Design Technology and KS1 and EYFS topics.

The Atkinson is collaborating with Lancashire Museums learning services to develop this opportunity. Teachers across the North West who have already taken part in similar programmes described it as, “… excellent professional development…and really good fun!”

The Twilight Session will run as follows:-


Arrivals (see below for information about parking)
Refreshments on 2nd floor Museum.
Opportunity to see our new Egyptian Loan Box & 3D printer


Welcome & Introductions
Gill Brailey, Heritage Learning Manager, Lancashire Museums
Amanda Bennett, Life-long Learning Manager, The Atkinson

4pm – 4.30pm

Looking round the Museum displays to get and capture ideas for how they could be used by your school

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Sharing ideas about possible learning sessions

4.45pm – 5pm

Discussion and Next steps

You can use different ways to capture ideas while you go round the museum.  You can use paper, pens and post-it notes, or Book Creator to type notes and take photos, if you bring a device (iPad, Android or Windows tablet) with the free version of Book Creator ‘one’ already downloaded – there will be tech support on hand.

Next steps will involve submitting a short proposal, by Friday 14 July, outlining your idea for new learning sessions that link to the NC. Three successful teachers will be selected by the end of the academic year and our Learning team will start to map out details ready for September, to work with the teachers during the Autumn term to develop their proposal and trial it with students.

If you are interested and would like to book onto the Twilight, or if you need further information, please contact Amanda Bennett on: info@sefton.gov.uk.

The nearest car park is Tulketh Street £3.20 up to 4 hours; London Street Railway station £6 up to 4 hours. On-street parking on Eastbank Street. Park and Ride at The Esplanade.

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