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. 

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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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CPD

If you’re stuck for inspiration for an end of year school visit, why not visit The Piece Hall? 

Join us during the summer term for one of our hands-on curriculum linked workshops - ranging from History, Science, Literacy or Art. Your class can discover more about the last remaining cloth hall, create a piece of artwork based around the building or discover more about the properties of cloth sold at The Piece Hall.  

Enjoy your picnic lunch in our Courtyard and why not add a delicious ice cream to your visit from our fabulous Blondins Ice Cream Parlour.  These can be pre-booked and charged at a reduced cost of £1.50 per child.

To find out more about our workshops, guided tours and self-conducted trips, visit our website https://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/learn/schools

 

Drink & Draw: Teacher CPD

20 JUNE

4pm – 6pm

Join local illustrator Chris Mould for a special evening of drawing (and drinking) as he tells us more about the launch of his latest book ‘The Iron Man’.  Chris will lead drawing activities perfect for use in the classroom, then find out more about The Piece Hall’s learning programme from Autumn 2019 and enjoy drinks and nibbles with Chris and The Piece Hall team.  One lucky person will get to take away a signed Chris Mould drawing completed during the evening.

Free, but places are very limited

To book call 01422 525220 or email learning@thepiecehall.co.uk

 

 

The Iron Man Returns School Workshops 

9 & 10 OCTOBER

10am – 11.30pm or 12.30pm – 2pm

To celebrate the Launch of Chris Mould’s new book, ‘The Iron Man’ Chris will be delivering school workshops at The Piece Hall.  During these limited edition workshops, Chris will talk about his work, read an extract from ‘The Iron Man’ and lead a drawing activity for your class.

£3 + VAT per pupil

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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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