Resources to support children during this time:
Great resource from the Isle of Man Pre-School Assessment Centre:
An appeal from Manx National Heritage.
Collecting COVID Isle of Man
This week Manx National Heritage is launching their ‘Collecting COVID Isle of Man’ project. We are seeking to collect images, first-hand experiences and objects to reflect Island life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will enable us to understand and record our pandemic experience and enable future generations to learn about this extraordinary period.
In the first instance we are asking the community to share with us personal photographs and accounts which reflect their experiences of living through this challenging time and also to reflect how Island life has changed. Examples might include photographs of queues outside shops, food delivery parcels from people in masks and gloves, innovative home schooling and children entertainment solutions, street art supporting our key workers, key workers in PPE keeping the Island safe - anything that helps to tell the story of life during the pandemic.
In addition to photographs and digital material, Manx National Heritage is also asking people to keep hold of physical objects that might reflect this period for potential donation to the collection at a future date.
We would like to represent a broad range of people and experiences in our Collecting COVID Isle of Man project – from front line key workers, to those working quietly in the background, to those following the Stay Home-Stay Safe message.
We would be really grateful if you could share details of our project with your staff and students – as would really like to represent their stories in our national collections.
We are asking people to send their digital contributions to email@example.com. All submissions will be discussed by Manx National Heritage’s Collections Team when our sites reopen and contributors may be contacted for more information at a later date.