Determined to Succeed: The Hunter Pack project
Issued: Tue, 24 May 2005 00:00:00 BST
The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce the official launch of the "Hunter Pack", a toolkit set to benefit young people as part of a new innovative approach to enterprising learning. To officially launch the pack Lord Provost Liz Cameron will attend the launch in the Hunterian Museum on Wednesday 25 May (tomorrow).
The Scottish Executive's 'Determined to Succeed Innovation Fund' awarded the Hunterian Museum £68, 000 for an enterprising project forming links between education and a business environment. The project has created partnerships and appropriate entrepreneurial activities for early years, primary, secondary and special schools.
The Hunter Pack Project has created two educational resources, The Hunter Pack and The Enterprise Toolkit:
'The Hunter Pack' is an exciting new educational publication inspired by the Hunterian's world-class collections. Over 300 pupils from 36 schools, and 18 teachers were involved in the process of developing the pack, which every school in Scotland will receive, free of charge.
'The Enterprise Toolkit' showcased the process of creating of The Hunter Pack, as well as providing other related enterprising information and activities. Modules 1-5 were developed in partnership with a number of students from the University of Glasgow, as part of a worldwide social enterprise initiative, Students into Free Enterprise (SIFE).
Throughout the project, both schools and university students have discovered more about using collections, and have learned about the business and enterprise skills required to create, produce, launch, market and evaluate products, which support the creative industries. The launch will be attended by heads of local authorities, cultural coordinators, council partners, teachers and students.
Monica Callaghan, Head of Education for the Hunterian explains: 'It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with so many partners on the development on these two exciting new resources. We hope that the Hunter Pack and the Enterprise Toolkit will make the Hunterian's extensive collections more accessible to schools across Scotland.'
Greig Sinclair, Business Development Manager, Research and Enterprise, University of Glasgow comments: 'Developing the toolkit has not only raised the students' awareness of enterprise but introduced them to working on consultancy projects where planning is required and the demands of others are varied. They have also had the opportunity to work in teams on a project that will stand the test of time.'
Lynn Hendry, Project Director for Determined to Succeed says: 'It's wonderful to see the Hunter Pack creating and inspiring enterprising learning and teaching in schools. Determined to Succeed currently has six major projects sharing £250,000 and we're hoping that they all help to enthuse young people and help them realise their potential.'
Christine Nealon, Early Years Advisor, Glasgow City Council who has been involved in the project: "Working in the museum environment with colleagues from different backgrounds, sharing the common aim of exploring new ways of heightening children's visual awareness has been great fun and an excellent learning experience.'
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Press are welcome to attend the official launch of the Hunter Pack on Wednesday 25 May at 2.30pm in the main gallery in the Huntarian Museum location, please call the press office in advance to confirm attendance on 0141 330-3535.
Determined to Succeed is the Scottish Executive's strategy for Enterprise in Education. It was launched in March 2003 and has funding of ?86 million until 2008. The purpose of Innovation Funds is to provide opportunity for the development of innovative projects and enhance the delivery of Enterprise in Education.