Manx National Heritage has launched two new education loan boxes, available in English and Manx, commemorating the role of the Isle of Man in the First and Second World War.
Created thanks to the generous support of the Elizabeth Clucas Charitable Trust, the ‘Museum on the Move’ scheme is an inspiring teaching resource for schools, containing genuine artefacts from the Manx Museum’s education collections alongside reproduction items and study information.
The two most recent boxes, now available in English and Manx, use items and information from the Museum collections to help students learn about how war was experienced by ordinary Manx people during both world wars, including war on land and at sea, the Home Front, civilian internment and the role of women.
Anthea Young, Education Services Officer for Manx National Heritage said:
“Conflict has always influenced the history of the Isle of Man, with the Manx nation playing a vital role in shaping world events through war and strife. This important subject is now commemorated in our First and Second World War loan boxes which are now available to schools and home learners”.
Miss Young continued:
“Manx National Heritage is committed to supporting the Manx language and providing more of our resources in Manx for the Manx language community. We are very grateful to the Elizabeth Clucas Charitable Trust for supporting this project in both Manx and English”.
To find out more about other available loan boxes or booking a loan box, visit the Manx National Heritage website at https://manxnationalheritage.im/learn/family-learning/.
Manx National Heritage offer a wider range of educational resources. Online materials are available online at:
Individual and school visits can also be undertaken to the Military History Gallery at the Manx Museum which explores the experiences of people who have been affected by war.
Images: Manx language loan boxes in use by Manx language speaker Nicola Tooms, Assistant Curator for Manx National Heritage
Manx Gaelg WWI and WWII Loan Boxes now available from Manx National Heritage