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We are currently redeveloping our schools workshops in line with the curriculum changes for September 2014. Please contact us to book your favourite workshops and look out for new ones!

Imaginative hands-on & curriculum-based workshops and self-led learning resources at nine historic sites. Find out what we offer!​


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Mellow Monks


Mellow Monks yoga and relaxation workshop at Kirkstall Abbey

Site: Kirkstall Abbey

Key stages:
KS2

Subject areas:
PE, PSHE

This workshop is led by museums staff.

What's involved?

Are your pupils feeling stressed or finding it hard to concentrate?
Bring them to one of our specially designed yoga based workshops set in the tranquil surroundings of the Abbey to help them to learn to focus their minds, relax and achieve. Experienced yoga teachers will empower your pupils with self-awareness, self-confidence and calm!

This workshop is designed to take place in the cloisters of the abbey but in poor weather will take place indoors and the class will be split.

For more information about availbility, contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2305492.

Cost: £55 per class

Maximum numbers: Class of 30

WorkshopSiteKey Stages
  • Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

    Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family of Thwaite Mills! Become a servant for the Horne family for the day and help them to celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Mills.

    Thwaite Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Waterforce! A Green Energy Source

    How can we generate sustainable energy?

    Thwaite Mills
    KS2
  • Wartime at Thwaite Mills Watermill

    What did the Horne family of Thwaite Mills do to help the war effort? How do we know? can you find out?

    Thwaite Mills
    KS2
  • Guided tours of Thwaite Mills for all key stages

    Guides are available to take pre-booked groups around the working waterpowered mill. We can focus the tour to your topics - just ask!

    Thwaite Mills
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
  • Marvellous Materials Trail

    Follow Cathy the Curator on this printed trail for KS2 pupils! This self-led resource complements the materials workshop at the museum but can be used on its own.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Maths at the Mill Trail

    Explore numeracy in different galleries of Armley Mills with this self-led trail.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • The Mill Children

    Through an interactive, object based session, students will be able to experience what it might have been like to live, dress and work as a Victorian child.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Customer Services in a Museum Setting

    Armley Mills is a business within the tourism sector. Visit the Museum and find out how it meets different customer's needs.

    Armley Mills
    KS4
  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    Discover your local history and compare and contrast the lives of Lotherton residents from the poor servants to the wealthy Gascoigne family.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS1
  • The Princess and the Pea

    A magical fairytale workshop, using interactive storytelling, physical theatre and puppets, designed to help your class explore some of the historic surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

    Temple Newsam
    KS1
  • Dress to Impress

    Become a Tudor for the day! Discover life in Tudor times through games, storytelling and role play. Includes a 'living timeline' with your class covering the history of Templre Newsam.

    Temple Newsam
    KS2
  • Time Travellers

    Be a time traveller in this imaginative session investigating how the past is constructed from a range of sources!

    Temple Newsam
    KS2
  • What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Mills?

    Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Mill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised.

    Thwaite Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Marvellous Materials

    Explore & experiment with different materials in the Museum. Children will use their senses and develop vocabulary by investigating the properties of wool and other materials.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • The Victorian Schoolroom

    The Schoolroom brings history to life at the Armley Mill Industrial Museum by allowing classes to experience Victorian or 1940’s lessons in role.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Amazing Animals

    The Discovery Centre is a one-stop shop for getting up close to animal specimens that you can’t find at school, from 4 billion year old fossils to gorilla skulls. This workshop can be focussed in different ways depending on your topic, and differentiated for different year groups

    Discovery Centre
    KS2, KS1
  • Abbey House Murder Mystery

    There has been a murder at Abbey House Museum! This engaging cross curricular workshop encourages pupils to think analytically and build arguments using evidence.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS2
  • Chronology: Become a Human Timeline!

    Develop chronological understanding with a difference! Pupils become the heads of a giant timeline, from Stone Age to modern day. Solve a treasure hunt for objects in our Leeds Story gallery then finish in style with creative group presentations.

    City Museum
    KS2
  • A House Fit for a King

    How and why have houses changed over time? Who lived at Temple Newsam House?

    Temple Newsam
    KS1, KS2
  • Revival: a textile project opportunity

    Got the next Vivienne Westwood or Wayne Hemmingway in the class? Want to set them a real-life challenge to solve? Your school could participate in this annual competition where the winning student's design is displayed for the year at Lotherton Hall.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS4, KS5, KS3
  • What have the Romans ever done for us?

    Did you know we have our very own West Yorkshire Roman villa? Pupils will explore how the Romans lived and farmed in Britain by handling artefacts from Dalton Parlours, a Roman villa near Wetherby, and investigate the legacy they left behind.

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • A Victorian Christmas at the Mill

    Celebrate Christmas 'Victorian Style'! Pupils get the chance to see how both the rich and poor might have spent Christmas.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Topics Through Time: Toys Through Time

    A chance to handle old and new toys from the museum’s nationally important collection and to discover how children played in the past.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1
  • Marvellous Myths and Lively Legends

    Is a unicorn real? What has an eleplant skull got to do with anything? Get hands on with real museum artefacts from around the world to discover some less-well known myths, legends and fables from around the world.

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • Topics through Time: Houses and Homes

    How heavy is a flat iron? A fantastic opportunity to investigate and handle local, original household objects from the past two centuries!

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1
  • FREE Teacher INSET training at Leeds Art Gallery

    Come to a free teacher familiarisation session to discuss your visit from the needs of your group to health and safety.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS3, KS4, Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS5
  • Maths at the Mill

    Want to be multi-millionaire by this time next year? Apply your decision making and problem solving skills to form a textile business and learn from the mistakes of the past!

    Armley Mills
    KS2
  • Introducing Florence Nightingale and her Friends

    Meet the Gascoignes’ famous cousin, the young Florence Nightingale and her feathered friends as she decides to become a nurse. With Florence’s help pupils will practice first aid and pack her suitcase for the Crimea.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS1
  • Lotherton Topic days

    Lotherton Hall is a grand country home that can be used to inspire your pupils’ creativity and learning. There are many different themes that will complement your topic back in school. Workshops can include object handling, an art activity, a trail and other resources.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS1
  • Walk Like an Egyptian: Day in the Life

    Forget pharaohs and pyramids – see how the common man lived! Use real artefacts and archaeological discoveries to find out about daily life in Ancient Egypt.

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • Rocks and Fossils

    Have a go at being a geologist! Pupils use enquiry based learning to discover about the Rock Cycle using museum specimens,and investigate the evidence fossils give us about life on earth.

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • Meet the Victorians

    A chance to meet a Victorian visitor from the past!

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1, KS2
  • Bah Humbug!

    Discover how the Victorians invented many of our Christmas traditions and compare how rich and poor Victorians celebrated Christmas.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS2
  • Self-guided visits to Abbey House

    Plan a visit to Abbey House Museum on one of a number of themes and curriculum topics.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1, KS2
  • Maths at the Monastery

    Experience practical maths in action! A range of simple methods and equipment will be used to estimate and calculate length, area and height.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2
  • The Industrial Revolution and the impact on factory workers

    Armley Mills provides the stimulus for students to explore the theme of nineteenth century factory reform. Using various primary/secondary resources students are set the challenge of collecting evidence to support their arguments for or against factory reform.

    Armley Mills
    KS3
  • ARTeam Techniques

    How do artists develop a personal ‘visual’ language? Want your students to work with a real-life artist? Are you working on the Arts Award? Wondering which artist to work with? Ask us and we will point you in the right direction!

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Early Years, KS5
  • Portraits to life

    Explore the portraits of Temple Newsam House and make them come to life!

    Temple Newsam
    KS2, KS1
  • WWII Evacuation Role Play

    Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, and take your class back in time to the Second World War. Billeted to their new grand home, pupils will discover life as child in the Second World War and ‘do their bit’ for the war effort. Pupils will prepare for war in a range of activities to bring their own narratives and connections to life.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS2
  • Renewable Energy – Let’s make Thwaite Mills Green!

    Can we make Thwaite Mills sustainable in terms of energy?

    Thwaite Mills
    KS2
  • Secondary Learning Pack for self-led visits to Armley Mills

    Want to support your visit with self-led, curriculum linked activities resources? Then download our Secondary Learning Pack. It's crammed full of student trails, ideas and accompanying teacher's notes.

    Armley Mills
    KS3, KS4
  • Going to the Seaside (or, how Queen Victoria invented Holidays)

    Pupils compare seaside holidays in the recent past with those taken a long time ago!

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1
  • If Stones could Speak

    Using a range of fun practical activities involving puppets, rubbings and dressing up, this workshop will help pupils to understand the different materials used in old buildings and how buildings change over time.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS1
  • Arty in the Abbey

    This session is full of fun art activities designed to help pupils to understand and explore our wonderful ruins. Activities include making rubbings, sketching, calligraphy and illuminated letters.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS1
  • Take One Picture

    What can be learnt through exploration of an artwork? Use one artwork to initiate cross curricula learning for a programme of study, an art week, a thrilling learning experience, or a whole school initiative.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, Early Years
  • Thinking Making

    What can be learnt through exploration of an artwork? Look at sculpture, Experimental Drawing, Painting, Portraits, Landscape or Contemporary Art, and use this workshop to develop proficiency in specific art skills.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, Early Years, KS3, KS4, KS5
  • The Gallery and The City

    What is the relationship between Leeds Art Gallery and the City of Leeds and has this always been this way? Use leeds Art gallerty as a local history study through time.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
  • Ways of Being An Art Dectective

    What skills do you need to explore art in an art gallery? This popular workshop introduces pupils to artworks in a gallery and presents looking, thinking and educated guessing alongside formal investigation as useful skills for evaluating and analysing.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS3, KS4, KS1, KS2, KS5
  • Secondary Learning Pack for self-led visits

    Want to explore Temple Newsam with your group? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit, including experimental drawing

    Temple Newsam
    KS3, KS4
  • Power and Politics

    Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS3, KS4
  • Primary Learning Pack for self-led visits to Armley Mills

    Want to support your visit with curriculum linked activities? Download our Learning Pack full of self led visit information, resources and activity sheets for the museum with pre/post visit activities.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Little Kings and Queens

    Become a little King or Queen for the day! Find clues in our mystery bags, make a glittering crown and perform a popular court dance.

    Temple Newsam
    Early Years, KS1
  • Egyptians at the Museum

    An action-packed adventure where pupils step into the tomb of the museum’s mummy, seek real Ancient Egyptian treasures, mummify Suny the Egyptian boy and magic up your own amulet charm.

    City Museum
    KS2, KS1
  • Local History Study: Leeds, Leodis and Loiners

    After stepping into a human timeline, pupils will research 3 time periods of local life through exploring the museum and getting close to artefacts. Full of historical enquiry, intrigue and museology!

    City Museum
    KS2
  • Animal Antics at the Museum

    Take a walk on the wild side in our Life on Earth Gallery. Animals and skulls will be brought out especially for you! Create 3D giant collages showcasing your fun facts. Who dares peep into a polar bear’s mouth?

    City Museum
    KS2
  • Leonora Cohen, the Leeds Suffragette

    Meet Leonora Cohen, evaluate original archive sources and use enquiry based learning (Was this iron bar used to smash the Tower of London case?) to delve into life as a suffragette. Consider Leonora’s court case… guilty or innocent? You decide!

    City Museum
    KS3, KS4
  • Primary and Secondary Learning Packs for self-led visits to City Museum

    Come and explore Leeds and the wider world through Leeds City Museum. We can support topics on local history, the ancient civilisations of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.

    City Museum
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Early Years, KS5
  • Romans at the Museum

    Are you ready for a Roman quest in a local context? Come and experience ‘Romanisation’ of Britain.

    City Museum
    KS2
  • Ancient Greeks at the Museum

    Transport your class to Ancient Greece. Immerse yourselves in the achievements of this civilization by coming face-to-face with surviving Ancient Greek pottery and riches. Create an emotive theatre mask, ‘whack’ a coin and handle mysterious objects!

    City Museum
    KS2
  • Introductory talks for secondary schools to Leeds Art Gallery

    Want to explore the Gallery under your own steam, but need an initial steer? Then use our themed 45 minute introduction to the Gallery and the artworks as part of a self-led visit.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS3, KS4, KS5
  • Who Killed the Queen’s husband?

    In the early hours of the 10th February 1567, the body of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, ‘Queen of Scots’ was found in the garden of the Old Provost’s lodge at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh. Have a go at solving one of the great historical ‘whodunits’ by trying to find out how one of Temple Newsam’s most notorious residents died.

    Temple Newsam
    KS2, KS3
  • Explorer Tours

    Become an explorer! Travel around this grand Tudor-Jacobean mansion house with an expert guide who will bring to the people and the history of the house to life.

    Temple Newsam
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
  • Super-Sensory Art

    How can you use senses to explore art in a gallery? Explore, make and share through sensory experience. The immersive content of this art skills workshop has been organised with SEN or Early Years pupils in mind but can be adapted to support music or dance skills development, or knowledge about the use of sensory engagement and the body in contemporary art practices.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Early Years
  • Mellow Monks

    Are your pupils feeling stressed or finding it hard to concentrate? Help them keep calm with yoga in the peaceful setting of Kirkstall Abbey.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2
  • Introductory talks for primary schools to Leeds Art Gallery

    Running a self-led visit, but want a focus for your students? Then use our themed 45 minute introduction to the Gallery and the artworks to spark ideas and thinking.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2
  • Objects of Inspiration

    Do you have an idea of how the million objects in our store can inspire your students?

    Discovery Centre
    KS3, KS4, KS5, KS1, KS2
  • Outreach opportunities - we can bring objects to you!

    We can lead any of the sessions from the Discovery Centre in your school! Our team will bring treasures for the students to explore and lead a session at school.

    Discovery Centre
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
  • Exhibition Experiences

    How can the experience of an exhibition be used to enhance course work or progression? Artist or staff led creative opportunities inspired by exhibitions for art skills and knowledge development.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS3, KS4, KS1, Early Years, KS2
  • Machines in Motion

    A great interactive workshop looking at gears, levers and pulleys. Exploring the mill, students will discover examples of these simple machines on our machinery. They will discover how they work and in groups will create their own simple machine.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2
  • Picturing Design

    What product design is used by an art gallery? A Design Technology workshop to develop knowledge and understanding of a gallery shop product or exhibition design.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Early Years
  • Art Inspired Writing

    Explore art as inspiration for writing.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS3, KS4, KS1, KS2, KS5
  • FREE guided tours for schools

    Give pupils the opportunity to get inside knowledge of the Abbey with one or our expert guides.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS1, KS2, KS3
  • Christmas Toys and Games

    What toys did children get in their stockings in the past? What did it mean if you got coal in your stocking? Find out in this creative workshop.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1
  • Father Christmas for nursery schools

    Meet Father Christmas and do a Christmas craft activity in our seasonally decorated Victorian Streets.

    Abbey House Museum
    Early Years
  • Abbey House Bear Hunt

    We are putting on our pith helmets to hunt for Albert the Abbey House Bear through the Victorian Streets. Will we find him?

    Abbey House Museum
    Early Years, KS1
  • Jelly and Gingerbread

    Wobble like a jelly and tip like a tea pot to explore our Victorian Streets using nursery rhymes inspired by our new Taste exhibition.

    Abbey House Museum
    Early Years, KS1
  • Professor Pickle and the Mysterious Materials

    Professor Pickle needs to identify all of the different materials in the museum but he doesn’t know where to start. Can you help?

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1, Early Years
  • Keeping it Real - Behind the Scenes (Science in the Workplace)

    You’ve seen “Night at the Museum” now come take a look behind the scenes at the Leeds Museums’ store. Find out about real science in the workplace! See how science is integral to museums from storage to object preservation and cleaning

    Discovery Centre
    KS2, KS3
  • ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ story sack

    Share the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. The story sack includes a copy of the book, caterpillar and butterfly soft puppets, laminated food and a hungry caterpillar dressing up outfit.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    Early Years, KS1
  • KS2 Maths and Literacy trails at Kirkstall Abbey

    Trails linked to the KS2 Maths and Literacy curriculum which encourage pupils to examine the Abbey closely. Can be used by themselves or as in conjunction with a workshop.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2, As agreed
  • KS3 History teacher's pack

    KS3 self-guided visit and teacher's pack to support the new KS3 History curriculum written by Ian Dawson.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS3
  • Hideous History - Monks and Tudors

    Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with the blood after letting? Why were beetles so important in making books? Find out the answers and do a talking timeline in this wexciting workshop!

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2
  • KS2 Literacy and Numeracy trails

    Support your visit with these self-led trails and learn about the Abbey in the process.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2
  • Primary Learning Pack for self-led visits

    Want to explore Temple Newsam with your group? Or got half day to spend alongside your workshop? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit.

    Temple Newsam
    KS1, KS2
  • Designers at Lotherton

    Become a designer for the day! Give your pupils a fashion brief to work towards, and using the new Costume Galleries as inspiration.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS3, KS4
  • Primary Learning Pack for self-led visits

    Want to explore Lotherton Hall with your group? Or got half day to spend alongside your workshop? The Learning Pack provides workshop and curriculum linked resources to help you focus your visit.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS1, KS2
  • Topics through Time: Comparing Queens

    Compare the lives of two remarkable women; our current Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria and the everyday lives of their subjects in this new curriculum linked workshop.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS1
  • What was it like to live here 100 years ago?

    What was life like for ordinary people in Yorkshire 100 years ago? What did people do for a living? What did they eat? Where did they shop? What was it like to be a child in Yorkshire? What happened when they were ill?

    Abbey House Museum
    KS2
  • The Big Stink

    Why was Leeds such an unhealthy place to live in Victorian times? Why was there only a 50% chance of making it to your 20th birthday? What was being done about it?

    Abbey House Museum
    KS2
  • The Wonders of Weaving

    Research the textile process from raw fleece to the finished garment all under one roof. Pupils will be able to learn about the properties of wool and try carding, spinning and weaving and create a woven masterpiece to take home.

    Armley Mills
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
  • Tiger Tea Party

    Ignite interest in literacy, opportunity to explore the world and increase confidence by helping our Tiger prepare for a tea party!

    City Museum
    Early Years, KS1
  • Stone Age to Iron Age

    How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age? How do we know? Pupils will look at the archaeological evidence left by the original people in Yorkshire, from tools to farming

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • Trains, Telegrams and TVs

    What did we do before text and email? How did people send messages across long distances? How has this changed over time?

    Discovery Centre
    KS2
  • Beyond the Trenches

    Was the First World War all about trenches? Who were the people behind the front line and at home? Use objects, documentary evidence and discussion to find out the local experience of war: from the Leeds Pals and Rifles to the stories of the people they left behind.

    Discovery Centre
    KS2, KS3
  • What is Fracking and how does it work?

    Students will examine the practical aspects of the fracking process. Using our rocks and minerals collections they will look at the specific geological conditions that exist in potential fracking sites, then study energy changes, pressure in fluids and particle models to investigate this controversial hot topic.

    Discovery Centre
    KS3, KS4, KS5
  • Fracking: is it just too risky?

    What does fracking involve? Is it dangerous? What are the benefits? Should we be doing it?

    Discovery Centre
    KS3, KS4, KS5
  • Where on Earth?

    How and why do we have fossils that appear to belong elsewhere on the planet? Students will use the unusual and intriguing fossil collections from Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent to study how the Earth began.

    Discovery Centre
    KS3, KS4, KS5
  • From Rock to Pot

    What’s in a rock? How do we know? What can be use rocks for? Students will study how rocks were processed in the pottery industry through Mills of Leeds and Stoke-On-Trent. They will use our collections of rocks, minerals and Burmantofts pottery to look at the start and end of the process and experiment with the particle size and purity of matter.

    Thwaite Mills
    KS3, KS4
  • How to make Coal Tar Soap

    How do you make soap out of something black? Students will look at Victorian washing, then find out about this unexpected use of fossil fuel material, and why environmentally it happened in coal mining areas and near electricity production of sites.

    Thwaite Mills
    KS3, KS4
  • A Fruit and Vegetable Power Station!

    Can you make fruit into a battery? Do all fruit and vegetables work? Students will experiment with this surprising green alternative to the battery and will generate their own electricity.

    Thwaite Mills
    KS3, KS4
  • Why is Kirkstall Abbey important?

    A fun assortment of activities will help pupils to discover; when and why the abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today? Together we will explore the ruins with activities including dressing up, actions, puppets and games.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS1
  • What was it like to be a Monk at Kirkstall? A local study

    Pupils will explore what it was like to be a monk and live in medieval Kirkstall. We will start with a talking timeline covering over 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS2
  • Health and Hygiene

    Health and Hygiene Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat? How often did they wash? What happened when they were ill? Did they actually know what they were doing? Explore these questions and more using the abbey’s buildings, artefacts, herbs and documentary evidence.

    Kirkstall Abbey
    KS3
  • Investigating Great Artists

    A fun, active workshop bringing together History and Art and Design. Pupils will through a range of enjoyable activities, develop chronologically secure knowledge by asking perceptive questions and understanding methods of historical enquiry.

    Leeds Art Gallery
    KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
  • The First World War Hospital at Lotherton Hall

    Commemorate the centenary of the First Wolrd War and discover the local history of Lotherton Hall as a VAD hospital. Pupils will train as VAD nurses in the different jobs needed to look after wounded British soldiers coming home from the front line.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS2
  • From the Front Line to the Home Front

    Available from March 2015, this evidence-based worksshop will commemorate the First World War and Lotherton hall's role within in as a VAD hospital.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS3
  • Lights On!

    Spark your pupils’ own light bulb moment by discovering the story of Lotherton when electricity was first introduced in 1903. Pupils reveal the magic and history of light through character stories, objects and debate.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS2
  • Lotherton over Time

    Available from March 2015: Map the changes of a local historical site from pre-historic times, to the medieval village and the Gascoignes arrival at Lotherton in the 19th century. Pupils will use chronology and historical enquiry using objects and the landscape to bring the timeline of Lotherton to life.

    Lotherton Hall
    KS2
  • Back to Nature

    See the natural sciences in action! Explore Thwaite Island as a habitat for butterflies and micro-habitats local wildlife. Pupils will gather evidence by using observational skills and record their findings on record sheets by using tables, graphs and pictures

    Thwaite Mills
    KS2, KS1
  • Canals: Can water travel uphill?

    Why did we need canals in the past? How do locks work? Can you make water travel uphill? Explore the waterways around Thwaite Mills and find out about the canal network.

    Abbey House Museum
    KS2