SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

At the heart of our vision for The Piece Hall is a high-quality learning programme that takes pupils on a journey through this building's fascinating past; from its roots in medieval times through to its eighteenth century beginnings and beyond.

Tailored to meet the national curriculum our learning programme brings The Piece Hall to life with interactive, practical and engaging workshops spanning multiple subject areas. Pupils will develop knowledge and skills and enjoy getting hands-on with history. 

For Spring 2018 we have some specially themed workshops in addition to our regular schools offer:

 

FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (Year 6 and above)

In April The Piece Hall welcomed internationally-renowned and Halifax-based IOU Theatre to present a new show, Rear View where the streets of Halifax became the stage. Following the success of the performance, IOU are offering limited numbers of free workshops to local schools.  The thought-provoking creative writing workshop will be led by experienced writer-performers Cecilia Knapp or Jemima Foxtrot.  students will create stories about their home town and explore memories, identity and experiences.

  • Free workshop
  • 1.5hr workshops led by one artist 
  • Up to a maximum of 30 participants per session
  • Workshops will be delivered in the Learning Studio at The Piece Hall or at IOU theatre, Dean Clough.
  • Accessible and appropriate for participants aged 10 and above, any ability

Whilst you are at The Piece Hall for your creative writing workshop, why not book onto an interactive guided tour of the magnificent Georgian cloth hall.  Tours last one hour and are available for the special offer price of £2.50 per pupil +VAT* (*if booked in conjunction with the creative writing workshop)

 

DEBATE AND DECIDE: 2 or 3 JULY

Did you know Halifax has a strong link to the suffragette movement?  Join us for a special workshop to celebrate 100 years of votes for women and Emmeline Pankhurst’s 90th birthday.  During this one-off event, meet Lavinia Saltonstall, a Halifax based suffragette.  Hear her story and use historical sources to discover more about the local suffragette movement.  Then join us for a historical debate and trial as your students become the jury, prosecution and witnesses. 

This workshop can be tailored for KS2 or 3 with a maximum of 35 pupils per workshop.

Workshops last 2 hrs and can be booked at 10am or 12.30pm. 

£3 per pupil +VAT (places are limited).

 

PORTRAIT OF YOU

Taking inspiration from our ‘Communities of Calderdale’ exhibition celebrating 50 years of St Augustine’s Centre (a community centre who work particularly with asylum seekers and refugees) we will discuss identity and explore the incredible diversity which makes Calderdale a very special place.  The workshop will end with a self-portrait workshop.

Workshops last 2 hrs and can be booked at 10am or 12.30pm.  If you would like to have your lunch after or before the workshop, a room can be arranged for this. £3 per pupil +VAT (places are limited).

 

If you would like to book any of these workshops or discuss them in more detail please call us on 01422 525220 or email megan.sealy@thepiecehall.co.uk

THREE WAYS TO VISIT

1. CURRICULUM-LED WORKSHOPS, £6 PER PUPIL

A workshop day is delivered by a member of the Heritage & Learning Team and divided into three parts. These include an interactive guided tour, a hands-on workshop session linked to curriculum areas of study and self-conducted time to explore our three heritage spaces.

Workshops run from 10am – 2.15pm and can accommodate up to 90 pupils (in three groups of 30) unless otherwise stated.

2. AN INTERACTIVE GUIDED TOUR, £3 PER PUPIL

Join a member of our Heritage & Learning team for a tour of The Piece Hall and a journey back in time. Groups will explore the fascinating heritage of the last surviving cloth hall through this interactive walk and learn incredible stories.

Tours last one hour and must be booked in advance.

3. A SELF-CONDUCTED VISIT WITH INTRODUCTION AND RESOURCES, £1.50 PER PUPIL

Explore The Piece Hall through a self-conducted visit at a time to suit your group. Pupils will spend time learning about the first 30 years of The Piece Hall in our interactive heritage space ‘The Piece Hall Story’. They will learn about life on a busy Saturday in The Trader’s Room and explore the national and international trade routes in The Map Room. To support your visit, we offer a ‘Welcome and Wow’ introduction and a number of curriculum-led resources for you to borrow.

 

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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