School outreach visits from Knole
Knole’s learning team are pleased to offer a new outreach programme to primary and secondary schools around Kent. Objects help to create an immersive learning experience and, through facilitated sessions, Knole can help to create an engaging atmosphere to learn within your classroom.
Our sessions last approximately half a day with a break in the middle. You may wish to book one session in the morning and one in the afternoon, for example, if there are two classes in the same year.
An outreach visit will cost £4.50 per pupil, plus mileage at 0.33p per mile.
The sessions are designed for one class group at a time, to allow for interaction.
Stone Age to Bronze Age
This prehistory session will focus primarily on school national curriculum on the KS2 topic, changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. This session will bring objects from the past into the classroom and encourage inspiration and enquiry skills.
" I had lots of fun learning about how prehistoric people used to live. I enjoyed everything especially learning how to make flour and jewellery!"
Changing Power of Monarchy
This session addresses the importance of understanding the effects of monarchical change on people and places in Britain, particularly focusing on Knole in the locality. This session covers the Tudor period and Victorian period through a focus on Power of Clothing, Power and Influence at Knole and The Power of Portraiture.
" Thank you for bringing history alive for the afternoon!"
Through the selection of World War One or Two, these sessions will look at how we remember those who served in our armed forces and will focus on the importance of local history. During the sessions pupils will look at letter censoring, uniforms and objects and handle genuine letters and artefacts to discover the Knole mystery soldier.
Knole in a Box
This project will allow pupils to get practical experience with Knole’s handling collections, to introduce artefacts and historical enquiry in order to create a mini-museum exhibition. The multi-sensory objects and activities allow for cross-curricular skills to be developed and can be linked to other topic work within the classroom.
Topics for exhibition include:
- Stone Age to Iron Age
- WW1/2 Remembrance
- Power and Monarchy