MORE than 60 cultural and heritage organisations across the UK handed over their Twitter feeds to young people last Friday for Teen Twitter Takeover day. 

Kelly Daye, a 15 year-old student at Deer Park School, took up the mantle for Cirencester’s Corinium Museum. 

He had been welcomed back after a successful work experience week with the organisation.

“I was really pleased to be invited back to the Corinium Museum to run the Twitter feed for the day as part of the Kids in Museums Teen Twitter Takeover,” Kelly said. 

“It was exciting to be involved behind the scenes, handling artefacts and communicating with the public, while promoting the museum’s spectacular collections.”

Kelly shared his favourite exhibits, encouraged interaction with other Twitter users and even ran an online poll

The Corinium Museum praised his efforts, Tweeting: “A massive thank you to Kelly for taking over our Twitter account today. We’ve really enjoyed having you on the team!”

Kelly undoubtedly benefited from the arrangement too; gaining hands-on experience using social media for business purposes – an ever growing field.