Archive for May, 2014

BIG ideas for Little People

Monday 20th May 2013- National Museum Scotland

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The British Interactive Group is an organisation to promote skill sharing between professionals who communicate science, technology engineering or maths.  I have been involved with BIG in one way or another for many years now and I was delighted when Fiona Ross invited me to talk at her skills sharing day, BIG ideas for little people.

I love working with very young children, I love the fact that the world is new to them. The privilege of sharing those moments of discovery is why I do what I do.

The event attracted museum and science centre staff from all over Scotland and Northern Ireland and we spent the day exploring how these organisations can cater for children from 0-5 years old. We discussed how we can make special times and spaces for the little ones as well as the practicalities for catering for this delightful audience.

It was a great day and I hope that the participants came up with lots of ideas on the train home.