On Friday 23rd November 2018, Year 6 pupils from Stanmore Primary School will create a ‘pop up’ art show in the Winchester College Treasury as part of the national Kids in Museums Takeover Day. Takeover Day is an initiative supported by the Arts Council that sees over 6,000 children get involved with their local museum or art gallery.
Prior to the 23rd, pupils will come to the Treasury during a discovery morning to explore the collections and choose objects which inspire them. They will sketch their favourites while finding out more about how objects can inform us about life in the past. Acting as mini tour guides, they will share their discoveries with their classmates before returning to Stanmore Primary School to complete their artwork.
On November 23rd, Year 6 pupils will return to the Treasury to create and curate their own exhibition, a first for all of the children. After lunch in the medieval surrounds of College Hall, the children will join their parents in a special viewing to see all of their hard work and creativity first hand.
The exhibition will remain open to visitors over the weekend of November 24th and 25th between 2-4pm.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
18th May 2020
The traditional programme of inter-school sporting fixtures has been a feature of life at Winchester for more than 150 years. With no opportunity during lockdown to face familiar opponents, Mark Burley, Director of Sport provides an insight into the history of sport in public schools, as well as the role that Winchester has played in making it such a prominent part of school life.
27th February 2020
During February half term, the Treasury ran a family fun day for local families to come and explore the museum and make their own amazing animal crafts, inspired by the collections.
13th January 2020
The latest exhibition in Treasury looks at Winchester's significant contribution to British Art, particularly that of artists and scholars Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.