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 email@example.com.
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.
Costs range from £2.75 to £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.