Children’s forum

Children’s forum

Discover’s Children’s Forum is made up of children aged 7-11 from the local Stratford area. The Forum meets once a month and gives children a say in how Discover is run and what we do.

Children’s Forum sessions are interactive and give children real power to influence the work that we do. We strive to make sessions fun and rewarding for members, as representatives of our audience and partners, across all the projects that Discover runs. 

Members of the forum have supported Discover in many ways, including: 

  • Designing activities and workshops. 
  • Delivering projects. 
  • Reviewing our shows and exhibitions. 
  • Writing for the website and social media. 
  • Helping run the centre on specific days. 
  • Advising Discover on plans for development. 
  • Contributing to design and creation of space and learning.

In October led activities for our free Fun Palaces day to create the animation video which they also starred in… 

In November: took part in Sheetal Sheth’s event here at Discover and met the artist to talk about her events and job as a writer and illustrator 

In December, Children’s Forum decorated the Discover café for Christmas and tested and helped develop author and illustrator Eva Eland’s new Story Builder game. 

In January, Children’s Forum wrote and designed content for Discover’s social media to help marketing for our new exhibition. 

In February, Children’s Forum helped the Discover team for the opening of our new exhibition + wrote book reviews for the Discover shop. 

In April, Children’s Forum designed an Egg Hunt for visitors to enjoy over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.