A GROUP OF Manchester schoolchildren were put in charge of the National Football Museum this morning week to celebrate Kids in Museums’ Takeover Day.

Friars Primary School’s year five children took  over the running of the museum for the day as part of the annual celebration of children’s contributions to museums, galleries and heritage sites.

The class of ten year olds welcomed  visitors on the front desk of the museum, looking after its most popular and prized collections, and contributing to the attraction’s social media channels.

The takeover day gave young people behind the scenes access to the museum, and offered them the chance to partake in a show and tell lesson with a difference.

The lucky kids were able to handle some of the National Football Museum’s most prized memorabilia, including the FA Cup and Premier League trophy.

The national incentive gives young people meaningful roles alongside the museum’s existing staff and allows them to contribute to the life of the museum.

Christian Allen, People and Communities Officer at the National Football Museum said:

“Handing over the keys to the museum gives the schoolchildren an opportunity to see historic memorabilia up close, and provides a truly unique and interactive lesson.

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to the children from Friars Primary School – they did a fantastic job in running the museum for a day!”



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