Shropshire Museum Service offers a wide range of curriculum based educational sessions and an outreach service to schools, suitable for KS1 and KS2.
An experienced museum educator will visit your school to deliver a two hour active
learning session. All sessions are supported by a wide selection of original and replica artefacts and specimens from the museum collections.
All sessions are delivered by qualified Museum Educators and include plenty of 'hands on' opportunities for children through direct access to artefacts and specimens from the extensive museum collections.
All Shropshire Museum Service Educators undergo an enhanced CRB check and hold current clearance documents.
Sessions Suitable for KS1
Florence Nightingale - Children handle original artefacts and clothing from the Victorian period to explore Florence’s childhood, her vocation as a nurse, her experiences in Scutari, and her impact on nursing.
Puppets - Children handle puppets of all kinds and explore how they are brought to life, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses.
Toys - Children discover how children played in the past by handling original toys and looking for evidence in photographs and paintings.
Fossils and Dinosaurs - Children look closely at real fossils and discover how living things become fossilised. They place the dinosaurs on a timeline and investigate the varying sizes of dinosaurs in relation to themselves and other creatures, using footprints and tracks to tell the story of a dinosaur’s day
The Olympian Experience- Children use artefacts as clues to discover how Dr William Penny Brookes, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, made Much Wenlock a better place to live in.
Sessions suitable for KS2
Tie and Dye - This new session has been developed in partnership with Tanje Village Museum in The Gambia, West Africa where tie & dye is taught to local girls to help them earn a small living. Children will explore West African artefacts and fabrics and discuss production techniques and issues of sustainability.
A Family at War - Children handle original artefacts, clothing, photographs and documents from the Second World War period as they investigate our Family at War
Ancient Egyptians - Children discover what objects have survived from the time of the ancient Egyptians and what they can tell us about the life and beliefs of this ancient civilisation.
Ancient Greeks - Children develop an understanding of ancient Greek life through close examination of the clues they left behind and costumed role play. They discover how ancient Greek pottery can provide direct evidence of the Greek way of life and how some objects were used in unusual ways
Ancient Olympics - Children learn about the ancient Olympics through replica artefacts, activity and role play
Anglo Saxons - Children reconstruct a typical Anglo-Saxon grave to find out what burials tell us about their beliefs, way of life, crafts and technology.
Teeth-Children handle a wide range of animal skulls from the natural history collections, closely comparing the teeth of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores to identify similarities and differences.
Please select the attached document for more information about sessions for schools.