Please note that school outreach sessions, school visits and poetry sessions will not be available throughout the 2010/11 school year as the Everton Collection Learning Officer will be on maternity leave. Please visit the Treasure Chests and Schools Online pages to find out about services that are still available. You can also register to receive updates about changes to the Learning Service.

Comments from teachers and pupils who visited the Everton Collection in 2009/10

"The poet was inspirational to many children. It was a brilliant visit...thanks to Paul the poet and Belinda for organising it".
Karl Landrum, Deputy Head-Teacher, St Nicholas Primary School.

"I wanted to say thank you and congratulate you for such a fabulous morning. The feedback from staff and pupils has been excellent. The resources and artefacts that you brought in were brilliant and it was great that the children could actually touch them and wear them".
Anna MacDiarmid, Teacher, Broadgreen Community Primary School

"Pupils and staff throughly enjoyed the sessions - even the Liverpudlians! The children were expected to talk about the artefacts, listening to each others contributions. Children had the opportunity to discover similarities and differences between football in the past and present. Belinda's presentation was adapted according to the age of the children. Thank you Belinda...you did a great job".
Shelagh Hennigan, Deputy Head-Teacher, St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"This was a great session, confidently delivered and greatly enjoyed".
Paula Pritchard, Year 6 Teacher, Norman Pannell Primary School

"I enjoyed learning about football in the Victorian times. I think getting to feel all the objects was really fun".
Year 6 Pupil, St Matthew's Primary School

"I liked looking at the artefacts. They were all amazing to look at. To see everything that the footballers wore and how it felt to be a football fan in the past. It was a great experience".
Year 6 Pupil, St Matthew's Primary School

"The children found the outreach session extremely interesting and participated well. They were intrigued by the resources available".
Louise Kilroe, English Teacher, Childwall Sports College

"Our Year 3 teacher has just burst into my office to tell me how fabulous their trip to the Central Library was this morning. She said the poet was brilliant and the morning was really enjoyable. Thanks"!
Alison Whittaker, Dovecot Primary School

"Thanks Belinda for a really enjoyable morning. Both classes really enjoyed it and it has given us lots of ideas for creative writing back in class. I would definitely recommend the session to other teachers".
Angela Dougherty, St Matthews Primary School

"My favourite thing was when Paul Cookson told us all his poems because they were very funny. I also liked it when we all made poems up together because it let us all be creative and we could use our imaginations".
Year 6 Pupil, St Matthews Primary School

"When I went to the Central Library I had a really fun day. Paul Cookson was really funny and made everyone laugh. I learnt quite a lot about Dixie Dean. There was loads of interesting facts about when they went to the match in the olden days. I really wish I could go again".
Year 6 Pupil


Email: everton.collection@liverpool.gov.uk

Tel: 0151 233 5819


Learning about some of the fascinating objects on display
Experiencing what it was like to be a football fan in the past
Pupils taking part in a football themed poetry session