Heritage Learning Panel

Heritage Learning Panel

A great opportunity has come up for a wide range of educators to sit on a new and specific schools advisory panel to make some significant changes to the content and delivery of our programme at Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and 1620s House and Garden at Donington Le Heath.

We are working towards the Kids in Museums Award (http://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards/) and have plans to develop key sessions linked to, for example, National Parliament Week, Science Week and Shakespeare Week.

Themes we would like to develop further in our sessions include: history and the development of the church, state and society in medieval and Jacobean Britain, sickness and health, the Gunpowder Plot (in a house owned by the family of a plotter), Christmas past,  foul food, craftsmanship and art, citizenship, religious tolerance, song and dance, drama, communication and language, debate, falconry, the birth of the Tudor Dynasty and Richard III’s death and his legacy and finding Bosworth Battlefield (to include survey mapping and archaeology).

Your input into this process would give a great opportunity to let us know what else you would like to study at these atmospheric and versatile sites. Visit  www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk and www.doningtonleheath.org.uk for a flavour of the museums.

Our current on-site delivery methods include hands-on object sessions, costumed living history, guided walks, self-led exploration, hands-on falconry sessions and a range of museum educator delivered or self-led activities. We would like to focus and develop these to maximise their value to learners.

We would like to invite educators from across the curriculum to sit on the panel and work with us to further develop our schools programme for all key stages.

All educators sitting on the panel will be invited to key events and tours for free, see behind the scenes, take part in pilot sessions for free and meet other colleagues from across Leicestershire and Warwickshire to share good practice and knowledge. All we would ask for in return is for each Heritage Learning Panel member to attend 2 advisory meetings in an academic year.

If this is something that you are interested in please either email or call the Heritage Learning Officer – melissa.lewis@leics.gov.uk / 0116 3052172

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