Hejvig The Hedge Witch
Site: Lotherton Hall
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Why do we have hedgerows? What’s so important about them? What would the countryside be like if we didn’t have hedges? Find out more about the very local habitats of hedges during this two-hour workshop.
Did you know…? The Celts planted the first hedgerows – or heggae rows – in Britain and hundred of insects and larger species have been living there ever since.
During this two-hour workshop, the children will meet Hejvig the Hedge Witch who knows about the plants and animals that live in mini-beast heaven and go on a magical bug-hunt around the Boundary Trail. The workshop fully supports topics on variation and classification and local habitats, an encourages the development of speaking and listening skills, and is supported by a self-led teacher’s pack.
For more information, please contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2813259.
Want to extend your visit? How about looking at mini beasts in the Hall as part of our Battle of the Bugs workshop? We have lots of little pests that like to eat museum objects. It's a good chance to compare mini beasts that can be found inside and out.
Sc1: Scientific Enquiry, 2. Investigative skills
KS2 Sc2: Life processes and living things: 4. Variation and classification, 5. Living things in their environment, (inc adaptation, and feeding relationships)
English: 1. En1 Speaking and listening: Speaking, 2. En1 Speaking and listening: Listening
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30