Luke Baker worked in the Visitor Information Centre and Museum shop and said: “Everything has been good. I liked taking people’s money and learning how to use a scanner.”

Luke Roberts and a team of young people curated a WWII exhibition. Luke said: “I am the one that shows people the old toys’ and my role was important because I can tell people how delicate the toys are. I can get to show people the old toys and how exciting they are.”

Sonny and Marley took over the museum and art gallery’s Mini Mammoths pre-school session. They chose to read Owl Babies and created a song and dance routine to accompany the story. Sonny enjoyed leading the session so much he said: “I want to do this as a job when I’m older so we can show the children a bright future.” Marley said Takeover day had been a great success because: “Severndale have shown Shrewsbury how talented we are.”

Sonny Long & Marley McCann – Severndale - took over the museum and art gallery’s Mini Mammoths pre-school session

Conner Tinsley, Charlotte Evans, Mollie Fairbanks and Alfie Bailey on Meet and Greet had a great day. Charlotte said her role was important because: “visitors might not know where the museum is and they might not know where to go. I enjoyed holding the door for the old people and prams.”

Charlotte Evans, Alfie Bailey, Mollie Fairbanks, Olivia Anderson – Severndale Specialist Academy & Mary Webb School
Ellie Williams & Armina Simanec – Wilfred Owen

The museum & art gallery have already started planning next year’s Takeover Day and plan to make our event bigger and better. “We will be attending a whole school celebration assembly next week to watch a film made on the day and hand out Kids in Museums certificates,” said Fay Bailey Learning & Communications Manager Shropshire Museums.

Sabrina Hobbs, Principle of Severndale praised the museum staff and said: “Thank you for opening your doors to us to run such a brilliant event.”

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