We now offer three sessions to after school clubs at both KS2 and KS3.
“Hands on History” is an opportunity to look at and handle objects from the collections which are normally unseen. Objects will vary according to the needs and age of the group being addressed. They will look at objects from different periods of history relating to Malton and Norton.
Be a history detective. Learning through objects. This session gives children the opportunity to think like an archaeologist, to ask questions, to handle artefacts and to determine what the objects are and their uses. How can these objects give us information about how people lived in the past and how this influence who we are today? This session helps to develop the concepts of chronology, change, continuity and progress while extending children’s field of knowledge and vocabulary.
Drama workshops. These sessions use genuine artefacts to stimulate a variety of mime based interactive techniques to enable students to get into character and create their own stories. We use mostly Roman artefacts but are able to bring objects from different time periods if required.
Feedback from teachers
Great fun and motivating for the children. They had to plan and think quickly to be able to be in role. Year 5/6 teacher. (Drama Workshop)
Hands on learning, with very knowledgeable, friendly teachers. The children really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Year 5 teacher (Hands on History)
By examining the artefacts, the students were able to work out what life would have been like for soldiers as well as ordinary people, rich or poor. KS3 teacher 2016. (Be a History Detective)
Cost and information
Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Average size of a group should be between 10 to 25, however, if your group is larger than this please let us know and we will consider the request.
How to book
To book an activity please contact Margaret Shaw, Learning Manager on 01653 691262 or email [email protected]
Please give the name of the school and key contact person and the nature or name of the activity you wish to book and finally the possible dates for the visit.
We will reply as soon as possible to confirm the booking.