Museums share pound;2.5 million boost;In brief

9th July 1999 at 01:00
FORTY museums and galleries will share pound;2.5 million Government funding in a three-year education programme to boost pupils' literacy, numeracy and science skills, understanding of art, history and literature, and to assist parents in helping with homework. The Museum of London will use its pound;41,000 grant to pilot "Roman Boxes", housing objects such as pottery shards, with teachers' notes, worksheets and a video, for 200 primary and special schools in the capital. Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry will use its steam trains in a science and literacy project.

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