Youngsters digest skeletal facts at museum puppet-making workshop

PUBLISHED: 15:28 12 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:28 12 August 2016

HAVERING MUSEUM, ROMFORD. Wednesday, 10th August.

HAVERING MUSEUM, ROMFORD. Wednesday, 10th August. "Awesome Osteology" children's event at Havering Museum. Eoin Anglim, seven, Kevinas Anglim, six, Nedas Aglim, five, Kamsi Nebo, six, Miah Ferry, four, Emelia Ferry, 10, and William Ferry, four with the skeleton puppets they made. Picture: Ellie Hoskins


Skeletons may come out to haunt us each Halloween, but for a group of youngsters, their job was not to spook but to learn about the wonders of the human body.

Miah Ferry, seven, making her creation. Picture: Ellie HoskinsMiah Ferry, seven, making her creation. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Families headed down to Havering Museum, High Street, Romford, for “Awesome Osteology”, during which the children studied the human skeleton and digested facts about how all the different bones work.

The children also created their own puppets, which they proudly paraded through the galleries.

“All the kids and their mums enjoyed learning about bones and making skeletons,” said family event facilitator Ian Browne.

“What was particularly pleasing was when one of the mums came to me afterwards and said she was absolutely delighted because it was the first time her three kids had been involved in something together. They have already booked in for the Skull Duggery event.”

Skull Duggery, running today (Friday) at 11.15 am and 12.15pm, is an interactive workshop looking at how bones and skeletons are dug up.

For more on family events, call 01708 766571.

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