Pen Pal Project – Caring Kindergarten’s & Daventry Museum

This winter Daventry Museum and local Daventry nursery, Caring Kindergartens, became Pen Pals and have exchanged some lovely letters and pictures with children from the pre-school, sharing ideas about Daventry then, and now.

Trunky the Elephant is the nursery’s mascot, and a miniature version of Trunky spent some time at the museum exploring and helping the museum team with various tasks, including decorating the museum’s Christmas tree, which inspired the nursery children to recreate and draw some fabulously festive pictures.

Museum Officer, Sophie Good said “The team are always delighted to receive the children’s letters and creations; we enjoy answering their questions about the museum and the objects we look after, which hopefully encourages their curiosity in the museum and the world around them”.   

This week, whilst the museum is closed to prepare for a new exhibition, Trunky the Elephant paid the museum a visit along with Nursery Manager, Heidi Baker and Interim Nursery Manager, Emma Simmonds.  The team very kindly presented Museum Officer, Sophie Good, with a box of chocolates for the museum volunteers and a brilliant booklet of Christmas drawings from the pre-school children.

Interim Nursery Manager, Emma Simmonds said “We’re looking forward to bringing our pre-school children for a visit in the new year after seeing a preview of the “Childhood memories” exhibition. We think our children will find it very interesting seeing all the toys the museum has on display, which will lead to some brilliant artwork opportunities.”