Category Archives: Schools

Update on 2017-18 Schools Programme

A good number of schools completed and returned our questionnaire at the end of June, so we thought it was time to update everyone on the results. The most popular choice for new workshops were: Refugees in Norwich Changes to an area … Continue reading

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Researching Life in a Village: From Cradle to the Grave

At the end of last half term we welcomed 9 pupils from Marsham Primary School to The Archive Centre. The pupils were involved in researching the people buried in the church graveyard for a village leaflet. On the morning of … Continue reading

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Help shape the NRO’s school programme for 2017-18

We are currently in the process of updating our offer of workshops for both Primary and Secondary Schools in Norfolk. In order to ensure that we provide workshops tailored to the needs of schools we are asking if teachers from … Continue reading

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Top ten things about being a Transforming Archives Trainee

This week I was fortunate to attend the DCDC Conference 2016 ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Collections, Connections, Collaboration-from potential to impact’. This is a collaborative conference between The National Archives and Research Libraries UK and shares how archives and the … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Stories: Using archival records at Felbrigg Hall

From September 2015-March 2016 The Norfolk Record Office Education and Outreach team worked with 9 primary school groups as part of the North Norfolk Stories Project coordinated by Museums Norfolk. Workshops that took place at the Norfolk Record Office included … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Stories – Holt Primary School discover how life changed after the railway

On Monday Year 5 pupils from Holt Primary School visited us for a session exploring the history of Holt in Victorian times and how Cromer and Sheringham changed after the invention of the railway. The students took part in 3 … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced

We were so impressed by the standard of entries to our WW1 themed creative writing competition that we chose a winner from two age categories. ‘Love at First Shell’, written by Hope Owen Mcnair, in Year 6 at Fairhaven Primary School, wrote … Continue reading

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Introducing our new 6 month event booklet

For the first time we’ve produced an event booklet for the next 6 months! To view and download it, click this link: NRO Events Programme Jan-Jun 2015. 

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