Discover’s Children’s Forum is made up of children aged 5-11 from the local Stratford area. The Forum meets once a month and gives children a say in how Discover is run and what we do.
Members of the forum have supported Discover in many ways, including:
Designing activities and workshops.
Reviewing our shows and exhibitions.
Writing for the website and social media.
Helping run the centre on specific days.
Advising Discover on plans for development.
Contributing to design and creation of space and learning.
In October, Children’s Forum designed a Story Machine and led activities for
our free Fun Palaces day.
In December, Children’s Forum enjoyed Discover’s seasonal show Ready Steady Colour’s Christmas Feast.
In January, Children’s Forum worked on some designs for a new area of the Story World, building interesting characters, including their name, voice, physicality and quirky mannerisms. Watch this space!
In February, Children’s Forum created a comic strip ahead of World Book Day and
learnt about how Discover uses marketing to promote the centre and our events.
In March, Children’s Forum designed a Green Eggs and Ham Hunt for visitors to enjoy over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
In April, Children’s Forum met with artist Grace Emily Manning to help develop workshops for May Half Term, and made their own animation.
Children’s Forum sessions are interactive and give children real power to influence the work that we do. We strive to make sessions fun and rewarding for members, as representatives of our audience and partners, across all the projects that Discover runs.
If your child is interested in being part of the Children’s Forum,
please contact Fiona Johnstone,Community and Education Officer,
on 020 8536 5555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.