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Understand the Past – Key Stage 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

KS2 Activities based on geography, history or science

Fossils and Bones

Bring historical enquiry alive by examining some amazing specimens including a mammoth and fossilised sea creatures. Learn how to interpret the past through the evidence presented by these remains and create your own 'instant' fossil to take home with you.
Curriculum Links: History, Science - Rocks, Animals including humans Yr3
Availability: All year round
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard prices below

Fantastic Fossils

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Make your own fossil and look at evidence of life from the distant past.

Curriculum Links: History, Science—Rocks Yr3 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children from lower KS 2

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Fossils and Change

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Discovery what fossils can reveal about the ancient landscape and why it changes, learn how fossils are make and make your own fossil.

Curriculum Links: History, Science – Evolution and inheritance 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children from upper KS 2

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Archaeology-examining the past

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Have your class try their hand investigating actual and photographed remains from four different periods of time: modern, Victorian, Iron Age and Jurassic.

Curriculum Links: History, Science 1¾ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Stone Age Britain

View the world through the eyes of a Stone Age person while preparing to hunt a mammoth. Examine artefacts of mammoth proportions and learn how to interpret the past using this evidence. 
Curriculum Links: History
Availability: All year round
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard prices below

Hands on the Stone Age

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Find out about changes across the Stone Age and then return to that era by using sensory stimuli. Become a Stone Age child and experience for yourself some of the activities they would have done whilst preparing to hunt.

Curriculum Link: History 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Experiencing the Iron Age

Bring the Iron Age alive for your pupils! Experience what life was like for Iron Age children through hands-on activities, a tour around our replica roundhouse and a guided walk up to a local hill fort.
Curriculum Links: History
Availability: March to November
Maximum group size: 70
Price: £120 + VAT for all groups up to 35, £240 + VAT for groups of 36-70

Hands-on the Iron Age

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Become an Iron Age child and experience for yourself some of the activities they would have done: prepare wool for weaving, use a sling shot, paint your face with woad, make a coil pot and grind wheat.

Curriculum Link: History 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Stone Age and Iron Age Activities

View the world through the eyes of a Stone Age person while preparing for the hunt and discover whether the Shropshire mammoth was killed by humans. Experience what life was like for Iron Age children through hands-on activities and a tour around our replica roundhouse.

Curriculum Links: History Maximum group size: 70

Cost: see charges Available all year

 

Home in the Viking Period

Become descendants of Danish settlers at a time when your menfolk would go a viking during the early summer. With everyone back on the farm, help prepare a light noon meal and do chores to assist the household. Take part in a Viking court and some leisure activities. Discuss Viking visits to Shropshire during this period.
Curriculum Links: History
Availability: All year round
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard prices below

 

Hands-on Viking Period

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Take part in a Viking court and some leisure activities. Discuss Viking visits to Shropshire during this period while eating a mid-day snack.

Curriculum Links: History 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

 

Cooking a Spring meal

In the Morning, help collect and process nettles for a soup and elderflowers (if available) for pancakes and have them with a wholegrain porridge - a spring meal that would have been eaten throughout the historical periods being studied. The afternoon activities will depend on which part of the curriculum you will be linking this to.

Curriculum Links: History, D & T – Cooking and nutrition, Science – Plants

Maximum group size: 70

Cost: see charges

Available for a week before and after the May half-term

 

Native American Life

Enjoy a variety of activities carried out by Native American tribes; make fibres into twine, put up a tepee, use a spear thrower and fire bow.  End the day by making dream catchers.
Maximum group size: 70
Availability: All year
Price:  £120
 + VAT for all groups up to 35, £240 for groups of 36-70 + VAT
 

Hands-on Native Americans

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Enjoy a variety of activities carried out by Native American tribes; make fibres into twine, put up a tepee, use a spear thrower and fire bow. End the day by making dream catchers.

Curriculum Links: History, Geography 3 hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children

Cost: £200 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £100 + VAT

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Coming to the Craven Arms Islamic Centre for an R.E. visit (www. cravenarmsic.org, Imam Sohayb Peerbhai, imam@cravenarmsic.org, 01588 676319)? Spend the other half of your day with us – doing orienteering, a minibeast study, learning about fossils and making some instant ones, making dream catchers and learning their creation story, exploring owl pellets or choose from other activities in this programme.

BESPOKE SESSIONS

Don’t see exactly what you need? Ask us about designing a session for you, covering the parts of the curriculum you need.

Prices

The standard price structure for the led activities are:

£90 + VAT per group of up to 25 children
£120 + VAT per group of 26-35 (or one class, whichever is larger)
£180 + VAT per group of 36-50
£240 + VAT per group of 51-70

 

Further information and booking

Click here to download a copy of our 2018/19 Education Brochure.

For further details of individual activities, to discuss your individual requirements and/or to make a booking, please call 01588 676060 or contact Stephanie at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.


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Frothy coffees & Shropshire cream teas

Perfect when the sun is shining

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Events

Family friendly events and activities

From slime making to fairy cakes, we have a party to suit everyone!

Have you ever been up close to a Barn Owl, seen a water-nymph, made a willow nest or prepared to hunt for a Mammoth? If not, now is your chance!

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Onny Meadow

30 acres beside the River Onny

Well signposted for gentle strolls

FREE ENTRANCE to 30 acres of riverside paths, wild flowers and woodland all in the shadow of an Iron Age hillfort.

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Upcoming Events...

24 Nov - 02 Jan

Rotary Tree of Light

Sponsor a light for a loved one.

17 Dec

Craven Arms Girls Group - Book Art

Girls Youth Club for girls aged 9-14 years

27 Dec

Festive Winter Crafts

Carry on the fun with our drop in craft session.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve - Children Cookery Celebration

Join us to celebrate the New Year.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795