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School Activity Days

Our school activity days run from 10.30-2pm and comprise two, one hour, workshops with a further hour programmed visiting the Museum. Lunch time is programmed for 30 minutes and schools are provided with space to eat a packed lunch. The education rooms also provide space to to store bags and coats during the visit.

A booklet of our school activity days will be available for download in August.

How to Book

Bookings can be made for up to three classes on one day.  

1. Choose your date - available dates for 2017-18 »

2. Choose your topic from the list below

3. Email us with your choice, number and year of classes
       with an alternative date if possible to: lynda.pearce@dover.gov.uk.

Topics

Programme
Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age
Bronze Age in Focus Art and Artefact Handling Bronze Age technology and travel Talk and artefact handling session on Bronze Age life using the Bronze Age Gallery with a clay workshop making a clay Bronze Age boat.
Bronze Age in Focus Drama and Artefact Handling Bronze Age to Iron Age technology and trade Talk and artefact handling session on changing trade and technology before the coming of the Romans to Britain with a drama workshop on Stone to Iron Age life
Bronze Age in Focus Art and Artefact Handling Materials through the ages Talk and artefact handling workshop on materials and their usage focusing on the Bronze Age with a practical workshop designing and making a clay pot based on those in the Museum’s Bronze Age collection.
Bronze Age in Focus Drama and Art Bronze Age technology and change A drama workshop on Bronze Age community life with a clay workshop making a clay Bronze Age boat.
Subject resource pack for Bronze Age » 
Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain
Roman Kent 1 Art and Artefact Handling Celts and Romans Talk and artefact handling session on Celts and Romans in Britain with a clay workshop making a clay head of a Roman soldier or head of Boudicca.
Roman Kent 2 Drama and Artefact Handling Celts and Romans Talk and artefact handling session on Celts and Romans in Britain with a drama workshop, looking Romano-British life
Roman Kent 3 Drama and Art Claudius and conquest A drama workshop, looking Romano-British life with a clay workshop making a Roman soldier head.
Roman Kent 4 Drama and Art Roman myths   A drama workshop, focusing on Roman myths with an art workshop making a clay head of Medusa.
 
Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxon 1 Drama and Artefact Handling Art and culture Talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life in Anglo-Saxon England with a drama workshop on Anglo-Saxon life.
Anglo-Saxon 2 Art and Artefact Handling Art and culture Talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life in Anglo-Saxon England with a clay workshop making Anglo-Saxon brooch based on example in the Museum.
Anglo-Saxon 3 Drama and Art Beowulf A drama workshop on Beowulf with an art workshop making a clay head of Beowulf.
Anglo-Saxon 4 Drama and Art Invasion and settlement A drama workshop on Anglo-Saxon invasion and settlement with a clay workshop making a clay replica of the Sutton Hoo Mask.
 
Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for the Kingdom of England
Vikings 1 Drama and Artefact Handling Norse myths and legends Talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life in Viking times with a drama workshop on Norse myths.
Vikings 2 Art and Artefact Handling Norse myths and legends Talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life in Viking times with a clay workshop making a Viking head
Vikings 3 Drama and Art Viking invasion and settlement An art workshop making a clay Viking head with a drama workshop on everyday life in the Viking period.
 
Earliest Civilisations
Ancient Greece 1 Drama and Artefact Handling   Ancient Greece and archaeologists A talk and artefact workshop looking at artefacts from the perspective of archaeologists with a drama workshop on everyday life in Ancient Greece.
Ancient Greece 2 Art and Artefact Handling Ancient Greece and archaeologists A talk and artefact workshop looking at artefacts from the perspective of archaeologists with a clay workshop making a clay head of King Agamemnon.
Ancient Greece 3 Drama and Art Ancient Greeks myths and legends   A drama workshop on Ancient Greek myths and legends with a practical art workshop making a clay head of Zeus.
Egyptians  Drama and Art Egyptians and archaeologists A drama session on everyday life and death in Egyptian times with a clay workshop making a clay Eye of Horus.
 
Historical Periods in Focus
Mediaeval 1 Drama and Artefact Handling Life in a castle A talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life in a castle with a drama workshop on life in a castle.
Mediaeval 2 Drama and Art Life in a castle – A fairy tale   A  drama workshop on a fairy tale set in a castle featuring, amongst others, a princess and a dragon with a clay workshop making a miniature mediaeval shield.
Tudor Drama and Art Exploration Drama workshop on Christopher Columbus with a clay workshop making a clay treasure chest.
Stuart 1 Drama and Art Great Fire of London Drama workshop on Great Fire of London with clay workshop making either a clay tile with a house on fire or an insurance plaque.
Victorian 1 Art and Artefact Handling Victorian seaside   A talk on what seaside holidays were like in the past with particular reference to Dover with a practical art workshop making a clay fish.
Victorian 2 Drama and Art Victorian seaside    A drama workshop on Victorian Seaside holidays with a practical art workshop making a clay Victorian shell picture frame.
Twentieth Century Drama and Art Remembrance Day   A drama workshop on Remembrance Day with an art workshop making a clay poppy tile.
Twentieth Century Drama and Art Spitfire tile and Goodnight Mr Tom A drama workshop on the book 'Goodnight Mr Tom' with a craft session making a clay tile with a Spitfire
Twentieth Century Drama and Artefact Handling Goodnight Mr Tom   A talk and artefact handling workshop on what it was like living in Dover during W.W.2 with a practical drama workshop on the book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.
Twentieth Century Art and Artefact Handling  Ration book meal   A talk and artefact handling workshop on everyday life on the home front in W.W.2 with a practical art workshop making a clay ration book meal, not only the food but also the plate and cutlery.
 
Time Detectives KS1
Time Detectives 1 Art and Artefact Handling Homes through the ages A talk and artefact handling workshop using the Museum’s displays on homes in the past with a clay workshop making a clay tile with a house.
Time Detectives 2 Drama and Art  Toys through the ages  Drama workshop on toys with a clay workshop making a teddy bear.
Time Detectives 3 Drama and Art Pirates! Fun drama workshop on being a pirate with a clay workshop making a pirate's head

 

 

 

 

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