Yesterday 14 young people invaded the Gardens and started plotting to take over!
The young people, from nearby Braidwood School for the Deaf, are part of a Birmingham wide programme run by the group Kids in Museums. Takeover Birmingham is a pilot programme for 11 – 14 year olds, designed to ensure arts and culture are available to everyone no matter what their background.
The young people, accompanied by signers, took a tour round the gardens undeterred by the cold and damp. They decided that bugs and mini beasties were unseen helpers in the Gardens and will be devising their own interactive tour.
Here is some of their creative thinking:
The group have scheduled Friday 19th May as their Takeover Day….
Should we worry, should we be scared? No we’re looking forward to the next generation’s management of heritage.
Keep a lookout for more information about the Takeover Day