Learning at Castle Ward
Explore Castle Ward, the intriguing home and demesne of the Ward family. Unlock pupils’ imagination in this beautiful 820-acre demesne set overlooking Strangford Lough.
Foundation and KS1
Subject: The Arts, Language and Literacy, The World Around Us
Craft, planting, games and art based on an apple theme (September, October and early November). PDMU session focusing on similarities and differences.
Farmyard fun at the barn
A farm-themed activity session for pre-school and foundation level. This programme offers groups the facilities of our Barn area with its outdoor and indoor farm toys along with a visit to our fascinating farm animals. Guide-led storytelling sessions or farm-themed crafts can be included.
Birds, bugs and beasts
This investigative approach allows pupils to take part in a ‘mini beast hunt’, collecting activities, studies of animal homes and habitat, bird activities and listening games.
Subject: The Arts, PDMU, The World Around Us
Pack up your troubles
Living history - life in Castle Ward during World War Two. Meet the cook to discuss rationing, pack an evacuee’s suitcase, discuss air raid precautions, play with wartime toys and games, and help a land girl with planting.
KS1 and KS2
Subject: Language and Literacy, PDMU, The World Around Us
Life below stairs
Activity tour of the house, laundry, dairy and playroom. Discover what life was like for a servant in Victorian times. Pupils meet the housekeeper, explore social customs, experience traditional laundry methods, practise making butter prints in the dairy and dress up and play with traditional toys. (Early September and March to June)
Subject: The Arts, Language and Literacy, PDMU, The World Around Us
A tale of Christmas past
Victorian-themed costumed programme which includes crafts, literacy and history.
Subject: Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy, The World Around Us
Mary Ward’s discovery day
Explore the outdoors, with a focus on science and the environment.
Further information: contact Kim McMonagle 028 4488 1543 or by email.