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Community enjoys family learning day with Gunnersbury Park Museum

Child's hands covered in paint at Family Learning event

A fun-filled voyage of discovery about the local community was enjoyed by all generations at a family learning day organised by the University.

Around 60 people of all ages created artwork inspired by architecture in Ealing and Hounslow, which took place at Vestry Hall, last week. The event was organised in partnership between UWL’s Outreach team and Gunnersbury Park Museum, as part of its upcoming reopening following refurbishment.

Members of UWL’s Saturday Club, between 13 and 16 years-old, joined residents in creating colourful pieces with guidance from the event’s artist-in-residence, Kerry Lemon. Also taking part were UWL students with children of their own, who were invited to join the activity. The artworks created will soon go on public display at the museum.

Graduating student Cristina Cabral attended with her two children, aged two and five years-old. Praising the event, Cristina said: ‘As a student parent, this was a really amazing opportunity to get involved in university life. My children loved being able to create something that will go on public display and it was really nice to learn about the history of the museum and how things used to be.’

Krishna Maroo, UWL Outreach Officer, said: ‘We were delighted to open our doors to Saturday Club members, their families and the local community for this event with Gunnersbury Park Museum. We’re proud to work with such an important organisation and look forward to joining celebrations at the grand re-opening. Thank you to our amazing student ambassadors for making everyone feel so welcome.’

Lots of fun at the family learning event

Learn more about UWL’s Outreach work. Applications for Saturday Club programme for young people age 13-16 are now open. For information, email: outreachteam@uwl.ac.ukFind out more about the relaunch of Gunnersbury Park Museum and volunteering opportunitiesDiscover Kerry Lemon’s work.