Last September we set out to conduct a critical review of our successful and popular programme for schools and colleges. We asked ourselves difficult questions about what we were offering and why. The review revealed that the programme did not make the best use of the spaces and resources that the museums can offer, and had not kept up with recent developments in education theory and practice. With the help of teachers, advisors and learners, we have identified areas for improvement.
The schools programme will still link to the National Curriculum and cover familiar themes such as the Victorian Workhouse and Second World War. We'll be using a wide range of interpretive styles and techniques, including object handling, technical demonstrations, drama, role play and storytelling. There will be new history topics including First World War and a wider range of workshops for STEM students (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We're developing new pre- and post-visit materials to help teachers make the most of the trip and resources to support learners on self-guided visits. We encourage teachers of Art, English, Drama and Design & Technology to take advantages of the inspiring resources our three historic sites can offer.
Forgotten Skills Course | Mon 4 Nov
The Hamlet is now closed - reopening April 2014