An Island Home
Site: Thwaite Mills
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Did you know Thwaite Mills is on an island between the River Aire and the canal? Investigate living and working on an island at Thwaite Mills.
During this workshop, pupils will:
- gain knowledge and understanding about geographical features, the people who lived and worked at Thwaite Mills and the transport used on the island
- develop literacy and communication skills by working in small groups
- develop map reading, interpretation and drawing skills, and recognise how land and buildings are used and uses change over time during the tour and using the post visit resources
- have fun!
During the workshop, the class will be split into two groups.
Pupils will develop enquiry skills whilst exploring Thwaite island and it's surroundings in groups, using a variety of different sources, from sensory experience to aerial photographs and maps to guide them. They will investigate and discuss the different modes of transport used to move goods and people both around the site and to the wider geographical area.
Pupils will then reflect on the differences between life on the island and their own homes, and discuss whether they would have liked to live on Thwaite Mills island.
The group will be given post visit resources (images, maps and activities) to continue their visit into the classroom.
As all of this workshop is held outside (whatever the weather!) we would recommend sensible footwear, a waterproof coat / sun hats and sun cream, and a drink of water.
For more details or to make a booking, please contact Thwaite Mills Museum on 0113 2762887.
Geography: 1. Geographical enquiry; 2. Evidence gathering / recording skills; 3. Recognise how places have changed; 4. Recognise patterns of human intervention.
Maximum numbers: Class of 30
Contact / Booking: Please contact the site for more details or to make a booking.