Making Connections: a new program for students with access requirements

Making Connections is a new onsite program at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary and secondary school students with moderate to high, or complex access requirements.

Developed in consultation and collaboration with accessible learning experts, teachers and students, Making Connections provides these students with the opportunity to experience the collection and stories of the Hyde Park Barracks. The program is only available to groups from Schools for Specific Purposes, Specialist Support Units and Independent Special Assistance Schools.

Eligible groups may choose a convict- or migrant women–themed program, each with customisable activities to meet the requirements of students.

Through the Making Connections program, students:

  • engage in the stories of the Barracks using museum spaces, objects and hands-on activities
  • experience agency, engagement and achievement in an inclusive cultural setting
  • express their curiosity about the past and develop their interest in history
  • develop confidence to express themselves through shared activities.

The activities you suggested covered all the bases and all the different learning styles. It was fabulous to see! Each activity ticked all the boxes in terms of engagement and inclusiveness.

Teacher, Arranounbai School

With your support, we can continue to offer this program for free to students with accessible learning requirements.

Ways to donate

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is discoverable and accessible for current and future generations.

Direct deposit

Museums of History NSW
BSB: 032-001
ACC: 190 922
Reference: your name AG2023-24

Acknowledgement of support

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Meagan Evans
Philanthropy Manager
02 8239 2273

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