Eeek! Some twit has decided that it is a good idea to close down the Livesey Children's Museum in Peckham, London so the volunteers who run it and the local people of the area have quite rightly decided to fight this and have put together an on-line petition that everyone should sign.
If you want to have a look at the website for the museum to find out what it is all about and why it would be a complete travisty to close it then you can get to it here.
It is a dedicated children's museum- all the exhibits and exhibitions are designed for children from the ages of 0-12 to help them explore various aspects of the world around us. Having had a good look at the website myself I have to say that it looks wonderful and I can't believe that people are letting budget dictate the closure of a museum that actively encourages children to touch and play with the displays. Its a truely interactive experience for the little people with minimal flashing lights and comuter screens which other museums are employing to capture their little minds. I think kids get enough of staring at screens just through watching TV and playing computer games and its nice to have something that is that bit different from the norm. The museum is due to close in April so its a bit of a long shot as to whether the petition will work but I've added my voice and I think others should as well!