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SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK YOUR SCHOOL YEAR 2019/2020 EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP BEFORE 31st AUGUST AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE OF ONLY £5 PER CHILD. JUNE/JULY 2019 DATES STILL AVAILABLE.

Ushaw is proud to introduce two new full-day educational workshops for schools.

Conducted by our experienced museums education officer, our exciting and engaging sessions give pupils the opportunity to explore the college's unique history, collections and grounds.


CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

SCHOLARS AND SERVANTS

Could you handle being a child attending a boarding school in Victorian times? Could you handle being a child WORKING at a boarding school in Victorian times? Discover the stories of two very different childhoods existing side by side here at Ushaw. See if you can communicate without breaking your strict code of silence, practice your Latin, create and award your own Ushaw prize medal and have a go at Cat; the unique Ushaw sport.

Suitable for Key Stage 2.National Curriculum links: KS2 History

  • a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.


MOUNTAINEERING IN DURHAM

Explore the legacy of one of Ushaw's most famous students; the mountaineer Joe Tasker. Take part in practical experiments to learn how the Himalayas were formed, stave off altitude sickness, map a mountain range and finally face your fears on the slopes of Everest.

Suitable for Key Stage 2.National Curriculum links: KS2 Geography

  • describe and understand key aspects of: physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork: use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studies.
  • History: the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]
  • significant historical events, people and places in children’s own locality.




"It was amazing to learn new things like Latin, music and about Handball and Cat."

Kyle, 11

"I loved every second of it."

Kiera, 10

"There are so many places to explore at Ushaw College. It is so great."

Jack, 10


OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Ushaw has a long tradition of embracing the outdoors and the grounds have been used for hundreds of years for agriculture, sport, and traditional games unique to the college. We are delighted to announce our new partnerships with outdoor activity providers, Sc.out.ed and OASES, and to open our grounds up for pupils to experience and explore.

To book a full or half day session with Sc.out.ed please contact Sam Jackson at sam@scouted.org.uk or 07950 309118 to book a forest schools session or to discuss specific requirements.

 
Sc.out.ed, inspiring children's love of the outdoors.

To book a full or half day session with OASES please contact the OASES team at info@oasesnortheast.org.uk or 

0300 026 0535 to book an outdoor education session or to discuss specific requirements.
 
Oases, enhancing learning, enriching lives...
 


PLANNING YOUR VISIT

  • School workshops are priced at a special introductory offer of £5 per child. Teachers will be invoiced on the day of the session.
  • Please book your session in advance.
  • Workshops run from 10am - 2.30pm, Monday - Friday.
  • It is recommended that a class size should be no larger than 35.
HOW TO BOOK
To organise your visit, please contact us via email at learning@ushaw.org or telephone: 0191 373 8500
For more information, please visit ushaw.org/learning

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