Victorian workshops for primary schools
Hornsea Museum has for many years offered small group interactive workshops designed to give primary-aged children a hands-on experience of Victorian life. They are led by volunteers, all of whom have experience of working with children in an educational setting, and were developed initially to support National Curriculum learning at Key Stage 2 but have been extended successfully to Key Stage 1. However, they may not work as well for the youngest children and experience suggests that for Year 1 pupils in particular, a visit later in the school year works better than one earlier. They are not suitable for children younger than Year 1.
Experience also suggests that children gain the most from the activity when it is seen as an enrichment, supported by on-going learning in school. It is not designed to stand alone. Teachers not familiar with the museum are encouraged to visit in advance, for which there will be no charge. Just let us know when you plan to come.
As a taster, Wawne Primary School has used our Victorian schoolroom as a film set. Click the picture below right to see the video.
Prices start as low as £4 per child with one adult free for every 10 children, and the maximum group size we can accomodate is 30 children per half day.
For more information and to discuss your needs, please contact Lesley Bradshaw on 01964 533443.