The Human Race schools programme provides exciting opportunities for children, young people and teachers to engage with the collections and themes of the Human Race exhibition.
Using the exhibition as a learning experience encourages observation, communication skills, debate, making connections and learning about different perspectives.
HUMAN RACE EXHIBITION uses Scottish medical and sporting collections, newly commissioned artworks and rare film footage to highlight some of the intriguing and often surprising, advances that have taken place in Sports Medicine over the last 200 years.
Every object has its story to tell in the fascinating journey from the early developments of medical technology to the equipment at the forefront of modern sports treatment.
Over 15 different museums, individuals and other institutions from across Scotland have contributed to the exhibition, many of which are being seen by the public for the first time. Objects include Bronze Age wrist protectors and rarely seen film footage to early anatomical specimens and the latest body imaging techniques.
The exhibition is divided into five sections:
- Looking and Understanding
- Caring and Treating
- Training and Preparing
- Pushing Limits and Breaking Boundaries
- Fit and Healthy?
Throughout 2012 we will be working with a number of partners in all five regions of the exhibition tour to deliver a varied programme of events and workshops that will explore and explain the themes of the Human Race exhibition. Knowing and understanding the human body is essential for athletes. Find out how your body works in our Bodyworks SportsStation workshop. Discover just how far you can push your body with Scottish Ballet and Move It! or join us for a creative writing workshop with the poet Kona Macphee.
More activities and workshops will be added to the Human Race Schools programme throughout the exhibition tour.
FREE GROUP VISITS
School & College Self Led and Curator Led Bookings
Free School or College visits to the Human Race exhibition can be arranged at any time during gallery or venue opening hours. We just ask that you call us first so we can check our availability and book you in.
Planning your visit: Think about using our Teachers Notes and School Resource packs with a range of group activities. These are unique to exhibition, suitable for all key stages and are designed to support class work and stimulate discussion in the gallery.
Group visit booking information
- To book a tour or arrange transport costs please email Kitty Chilcott firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0131 527 1607
ALL ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS IN THE HUMAN RACE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME ARE FREE. SUBSIDISED OR FULL TRANSPORT COSTS CAN BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST.