Dyce Primary Pupils Beat Lockdown With Virtual Museum

The following was written entirely by P7 pupils at Dyce School. 

Dyce Primary pupils have today (Monday 8th March) launched their Virtual Museum. The pupils have collected artefacts and information about their local community during school lockdown closures to create an online museum. This has helped pupils to feel connected their school and community whilst working from home.

The pupils at Dyce School came up with the idea of a museum to allow each class to collect and display information about the Dyce area in the past and today. As well as brushing up on their local history knowledge, pupils have also developed their skills in using technology through the project.

Pupils and their families have discovered more about Dyce in the past and present, and are now looking towards the future. Local friends and family have rallied together to gather information. Bella Hunter, House Captain from Dyce School said “I have really enjoyed learning all about our local area. Dyce has a lot of history, and our airport connects us with the world. It has been nice exploring different areas in my local community during lockdown to contribute to our school museum.”

Mrs Shinnie, Depute Head Teacher at Dyce, recognises the hard work and determination of Dyce pupils in creating the museum. Mrs Shinnie said “We have been absolutely blown away by the talents of all our learners. They should be incredibly proud of what they have created here, as it truly captures their determination to succeed and resilience displayed during Lockdown 2021. This project provided the perfect opportunity to get out and explore Dyce during their daily exercise as well as connecting with loved ones to consider what makes their own families special and finding out all about growing up in Dyce.

“We hope that people who visit our Virtual Museum enjoy the trip down memory lane and can take time to reflect on their own journeys. Our learners really have been aiming high in this challenge and have created a wonderful legacy that we can come back to in years to come.”

The virtual museum is being hosted on the school’s website (https://www.dyce.aberdeen.sch.uk/virtual-museum/), and is open for all to access.