Creative Facilitator: SENsory Sailors family workshops, National Maritime Museum

This programme will focus on local families with children (under 13 years) with special educational needs.

Deadline: 14th June 2021

The National Maritime Museum has a well-established and popular programme of family activities that runs across the year, both online and on-site. As they come out of lockdown, and reopen the Museum, the Family Programme is responding to new needs amongst family audiences.

Across the last year, families with children with special educational needs have faced huge challenges with support and resources reduced or removed, with changes to routine forced, and with uncertainty around the future all impacting their wellbeing. 

This programme will focus on local families with children (under 13 years) with special educational needs. The programme will give families the opportunity to participate, explore and express themselves as a family unit using a wide range of sensory resources inspired by the Museum and its themes.

Royal Museums Greenwich is looking for an experienced creative/artistic facilitator to develop and deliver the programme for local SEND families. The facilitator will consult with local families and support organisations to develop a programme with and for SEND families. This will be piloted, evaluated and reflected upon, before the programme rolls out to become a regular part of the family programme.

Sessions will run once a month using the Museum as inspiration and creative activities to inspire, engage, and boost confidence and wellbeing. Programme aims include:

  • To engage families in creative activities that support playful learning opportunities within the museum
  • To provide a safe, engaged space for families to learn, explore and be curious together
  • To create a space where families can increase their self-confidence
  • To raise awareness of the National Maritime Museum as a useful resource and social space for the local community
  • To provide a space for local SEND families to meet other local families


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09/06/2021 - 14/06/2021
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