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Carbon Ruins Outreach Workshops

Carbon Ruins Outreach Workshops

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What is Carbon Ruins?

Set in the year 2050 when the UK has reached net zero carbon emissions, Carbon Ruins Manchester is an exhibition that tells the story of how we got here. The project asks learners to become the curators of this exhibition, as they select an object that represents the changes that we’ve made to live more sustainably, and tell the story about our journey to zero carbon. As well as featuring 12 objects in the physical exhibition at Manchester Museum (due to open in summer 2024), all submissions will feature in the Carbon Ruins Manchester online exhibition.

Carbon Ruins is a free project for KS2, KS3 and KS4 classes and groups (such as eco-clubs), and we have a range of free online resources that will help you to work through the process of selecting an object and developing the story of change that it represents.

We are delighted to offer a series of FREE 90 minute outreach workshops that will support you to participate in the Carbon Ruins Manchester project.

These workshops are delivered by the museum’s Carbon Ruins Manchester team of educators, and are available for Primary (KS2 – Y4-6) and Secondary (KS3 and KS4) classes and after school clubs / groups, based in settings located within the M60.

Please note that by booking a workshop you agree to complete the Carbon Ruins process in full through to the submission of complete entries for your class or group.

About the workshop

The Carbon Ruins Manchester Team will deliver an introductory session for your class or group, and by the end of the workshop, learners will have selected their object and have the beginnings of a story to describe the changes that it represents.

Note: Learners will need additional time after the workshop to complete their work, and you will be asked to agree to provide this time and submit the work at the point of booking.

The workshop will last for 90 minutes, during which the group will become the curators of the Carbon Ruins exhibition. We’ll cover a basic introduction to climate change and sustainability, and introduce some of the objects that feature in the current carbon ruins exhibition. In groups, learners will work through a creative and imaginative process that will support them to select an object for the exhibition, and start to write the story that describes how it represents more sustainable ways of living.

We are offering up to three workshops per day: morning, afternoon and after school, and are able to support one or a combination of workshops per setting.

Please select the appropriate level to find out what dates are available, and when you complete the booking form, you’ll be asked to select the workshop time(s) you would like us to deliver.

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