Peer learning visits

Leads from Leeds: learning from and with Leeds Museums & Galleries

As a local authority-run museum service, Leeds Museums & Galleries is an important entity for Leeds City Council. Grounded within communities and the structure of the city, it performs a key civic role and is a pivotal organisation for the delivery of cultural and heritage activities at the city’s level.

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Learning by caring: Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning

Learning by caring: Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning

The Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme and Curriculum Planning was one of the initiatives presented during a Cultural Heritage in Action peer learning visit in Leeds. It is a symptomatic example of museums’ soft power at work when training the next generation.

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The Leeds cultural curriculum.

The Leeds cultural curriculum.

In Leeds, consultation with teachers, universities and teacher trainers showed teachers wanted flexible, curriculum-linked classroom resources. Driven by the narrative of the city, these new resources are called ‘stories' and aim to raise the educational achievement of children through heritage and the arts.

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