Primary workshops bring history to life

PUBLISHED: 14:08 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:07 17 June 2010

PRIMARY School teachers are being invited to find out how the Royal Albert Memorial Museum s history workshops bring the curriculum to life and capture children s imaginations.

PRIMARY School teachers are being invited to find out how the Royal Albert Memorial Museum's history workshops bring the curriculum to life and capture children's imaginations.

St Nicholas Priory is now furnished as a Tudor home and provides an ideal setting for one-day workshops on Tudor Life for Key Sage 2 and the 1666 Great Fire of London for Key Stage 1 pupils.

Tudor life will be introduced on the evening of Monday January 12 and The Great Fire the following day.

Both are hour-long events which start at 4.45pm. Free tickets can be booked at (01392) 665858 or priory@exeter.gov.uk.

Linked closely to the National Curriculum, both workshops are challenge based. The Tudor day is spent entirely in role, with the children being the invited guests of the Hurst family who lived in the Exeter priory in 1602.

They join in with traditional cooking, eating, dressing, entertainment, games and gossip.

For the Great Fire of London workshop, story-telling and diary extracts along with real and replica artefacts set the scene before children consider how news of the fire would have travelled to Devon and what they would do if a great fire broke out in a Devon town.

The day ends with role play and plenary decision making sessions.

The workshops are delivered by the museum's award-winning Learning Team which also delivers workshops on the Romans, the Ancient Egyptians, World War II and Art on school premises.


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