Schools

Please select a link below to find out what we offer for schools.

The Education and Outreach Team works closely with schools to provide resources for pupils from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5.

Virtual Workshops

For Autumn Term 2020 we have introduced a number of virtual workshops which can be run via videolink with your class or small groups of pupils. Each session includes opportunities for pupils to give their ideas and thoughts about documents and concepts as they become history detectives and work on uncovering the information themselves.

Sessions are run on Teams or Zoom, which enable us to show the documents we are discussing on your whiteboard. 

The following sessions are available as virtual workshops:

Norfolk- A County of Welcome

In this session pupils discover the reasons for refugees coming to Norfolk. They get to hear the story of Lewis Ecker, a 19th century refugee who came to live in Norwich. Finally they get to think about what they would take with them if they became a refugee themselves.

For more information please see our lesson plan

To book a session please email our Education and Outreach Team.

Norfolk in World War Two

During this session children will learn what happened to the pupils of one Norwich school which was bombed during the war. They will investigate a number of artefacts to uncover their use and understand how everyday life changed during the war. Finally they will read a letter from a real life evacuee and consider her feelings on being evacuated. 

For more information please see our lesson plan

To book the session please email our Education and Outreach Team.

Working as an Historian

This session enables pupils to work on dating and interpreting documents, before finding out how to handle collections and learning about the work of conservators. 

For more information please see our lesson plan

To book the session please email our Education and Outreach Team.

Norfolk’s Strangers

This session encourages pupils to explore the reasons behind the Strangers coming to Norfolk during the Tudor period. They will look into why Queen Elizabeth I invited them to both Norwich and Great Yarmouth and discover the Stranger’s feelings on living and working in the county. Finally they will learn what the Strangers brought to this country and look into their legacy.

For more information please see our lesson plan

To book the session please email our Education and Outreach Team.

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In-person Workshops

We have decided to suspend our current programme for schools for the time being. As the situation changes we will begin to offer existing workshops from our Schools Programme 2019-20. Please contact us to discuss options.

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Downloadable Resources

In addition we have created some downloadable resources. They are in the form of PDF documents and can be downloaded as standalone worksheets for use in the classroom, or home schooling or can be split into activities within the classroom.

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Get in Touch

We have mailing lists for primary and secondary teachers, which give you information about forthcoming workshops, and other events at the Record Office for your students. 

For any other enquiries, please get in touch.

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  1. Pingback: Working as historians: new and revised school workshops | Norfolk Record Office

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