Schools

We are currently providing active hands-on outreach sessions which support subjects across the National and International Curriculum, and topics to suit a creative curriculum.

Educational Outreach Sessions can be adapted to suit all Key Stages. All the themes and topics link to the building and collections. If you have a theme or topic you would like us to support, please contact Rachel Vivian, Learning Officer, on 01202 882533 or email us at learning@priest-house.co.uk.

Depending on your requirements, groups may rotate around up to three or four different activities which last approximately 20-30 minutes each. Most of the sessions will be led by our learning assistants. Some trail and craft activities will be self-directed, but full instructions and materials will be provided. A member of the Learning Service team will visit your school with suitable items from the collections and planned activities. In addition, we provide a talk about the topic and answer any questions the children may have. 

Teachers may choose from a number of activity sessions (outlined in our Learning Offer) based around the following topics: 

  • Toys: Old and New
  • Houses and Homes
  • Stone Age to Iron Age: Life in Ancient Dorset
  • 'Dig It!': Life in Iron Age Dorset
  • 'Dig It!': Roman Life
  • Life in Victorian Dorset
  • World War One Stories
  • World War Two: Dorset and the Home Front

Resources and costs

We have loans boxes available for you to borrow for two weeks on a range of themes. They contain handling objects from the collections, some replica items, photographs, pictures, documents and interpretation on the topic to support sessions or as a stand alone resource.

Outreach Costs

Costs range from £2.75 - £3.25 per child plus mileage charged at Local Authority Rate. Accompanying adults are free. Some sessions will incur extra charges for materials or ingredients; these will be discussed at the time of booking.

Loans boxes are free of charge for two weeks before or after our visit, or £10 for two weeks if you do not book a visit.