As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Project to restore HMS Alliance we are working with a wide range of groups in the local community, this is an ongoing project to link in with the Project to restore HMS Alliance.
Some of the Projects we are working on during 2013 include:
Dads Club: in partnership with Hampshire Learning for fathers and children working with an animator to create their own submarine inspired animation during sessions here at the museum based on the central theme of 'A journey under the sea'. The club will be meeting every Saturday here at the museum with special visits by Blue Reef Aquarium, and we will also be visiting Gosport's Diving Museum at Stokes Bay, going on a seashore safari with Stubbington Study Centre and hiding with a guide at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve.
St Vincent College Film and TV production 'Come dine at Sea
Film and TV production students have been making their own submarine inspired film at the museum as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project to save HMS Alliance. They have devised, written and made the film which is entitled ‘Come dine with me at Sea’ based on the dishes that were served whilst at sea. The group has also made their own version of the ‘nasty pasty’ as featured in the Horrible Science of Submarines exhibition and held a ‘Cook off ‘ event where their version of Pot mess was made in front of visiting public aided by Kevin Mecham – head chef at the Angelsey Hotel, Alverstoke.The film will then be shown at the museum and on the website and social media.
Media teacher Rob Hind said, " This was a terrific project for St Vincent students to get involved in. While we try to mimic real industry practice in the classroom, nothing beats getting out into the real world and organising a shoot in a public place like the museum was a real challenge for the students. They worked really hard and I'm very impressed with what they've been able to achieve as they had to work around members of the public as well as some noisy conditions that made recording sound very tricky."
Museum Area of Rememberance: working with volunteers from the local community and museum staff to enhance the area around the memorial wall which pays tribute to the 5000 servicemen who gave their lives in active service.
Uniform Day: in partnership with local scout, guide, brownie, cadet groups to showcase and celebrate their achievements on the 1st June 2013 . This is also will also explore where HMS Alliance stopped at around the world at different destinations.
Cooking with Care Leavers: in partnership with The Organic Cookery School we will be running a series of 3 sessions for care leavers about to leave the care system based on them cooking their own meals and learning about food served on board HMS Alliance.
For more details on any of these projects or If you have a project that we could be involved in please contact the Community and Outreach officer.
Community Projects 2011- 2012:
During the first year of the HMS Alliance project we have undertaken various projects to widen access and engage the local community with the saving HMS Alliance project, these included:
Gosport Stars Showcase 2012
9 groups from around Gosport took part in a fun filled, action packed day promoting their groups and also engaging with their submarine history. Each group celebrated the links between the Royal Navy Submarine Service and HM the Queen as part of their Diamond Jubilee badge work.
2nd Gosport Scouts, 2nd Bridgemary Guides, 5th Gosport Scouts, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadets, St John Ambulance Badger's all took part in a mini-exhbition entitled 6 decades, 6 submarines.
Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue took part along with Goshawks Gymnastics. A similar event is planned for summer 2013.
5th Gosport Scouts constructed a tower throughout the day
Some of the work that each contributed to for the mini-exhbition '6 Decades, 6 Submarines'.
1980's submarines as recreated by St John Ambulance badger's group
2nd Gosport Scouts chose the 1950s to research and draw their own submarines.
Loud & Proud Top 10 list
The Loud & Proud young person's volunteering group visited the museum and have devised their own top 10 list of things to see and do at the museum including its attractions and faciltities.
Their list will be posted on the website as well as on social media including facebook for other young people to comment and rate on what they consider to be the top 10 things to see and do at the RN Submarine Museum.
Loud and Proud visited in June 2012 and decided on a number themes for their top 10:
10 - Old Photographs
9 - Gift Shop
8 - Sound Effects
7 - Fun Days
'It is a fun day out for families which will be filled with fun and knowledge'
6 - Food and refreshments in the Cafe
5 - Stories behind the artefacts
4 - Friendly staff
3 - The Science gallery
2 - HMS Alliance
1 - Cafe
To view the photo's and to comment on what you think should be in your ultimate top 10 things at the museum visit the flickr group on: http://www.flickr.com/groups/rnsmcommunityprojects/pool/with/7176822369/#photo_7176822369
For more information about Loud & Proud please visit the group's facebook page at:
Bay House Sixth Formers Donate a Day:
Young people from Bay House School visited the museum to 'Donate a Day'. They spent a day on site to help with gardening tasks around the old gift shop area with the help of the Give, Gain and Grow volunteering group. This day was organised by the Museum's Volunteering Manager and Give, Gain and Grow's Co-ordinator. For more information about Give, Gain and Grow, visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/givegaingrow.gvaprojects?sk=wall
Give, Gain and Grow - Create their own Jolly Roger!
Give, Gain and Grow group from Gosport Voluntary Action visited the Museum earlier this year, and were inspired by some of the objects in the museum's galleries and collections. They were so impressed by the objects the museum has that they decided to create their own Jolly Roger based on the ones displayed in the Museum.
Group members decided on which symbols they would have on their flag and then worked as a group to come up with the final design.
On the right hand side you can see a picture of the group with their completed Jolly Roger:
Gosport Youth Council:
10 members of Gosport Youth Council visited the museum and looked at the range of things for people to see and do and will be devising their own top 10 list.
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