Woodhorn's Education Team can bring history into the classroom! Drawing on over 500 years of history with documents and objects let us transform your class into a museum of curiosity. Select from the following topics:
Grace Darling Workshop (KS1)
Examine the life of local heroine Grace Darling in this story telling workshop using old maps and letters. Children will consider what it was like to live in a lighthouse and interpret the impact of her heroic actions. Includes a lighthouse making activity.
Seaside Memories (KS1)
Compare seaside holidays in the past with those we enjoy today, looking at clothing, transport, food and the weather. Children will listen to oral memories and examine photographs from 100 years and 50 years ago. Includes a flower garland making activity.
Second World War (KS2/KS3)
Examine how the war affected the lives of people living in Northumberland in this 2 hour workshop which covers evacuation, air raids, rationing and propogranda. Children will handle objects, analyse documents and imagine what it was like to be evacuated. Includes a gas mask making activity.
The Tudors (KS2)
Step back in time to the border town of Berwick in 1570 and find out what it was like to live in a garrison town near a hostile neighbour (Scotland). This workshop uses maps, population information, rules and regulations and eye witness accounts to recreate the vivid and volatile town of Berwick.
Smell the air, there's cholera about. This case study examines the devastating effect of cholera on the town of Alnwick in 1853. Examine the effects of the disease on the local population, their attempts to find its causes and the dire consequences. This workshop uses maps, death statistics, public health and housing reports.