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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EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOPS

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

 

OCTOBER: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Join us for a special edition of Medieval to Modern Merchant. In this hands-on workshop, pupils will dig up the past and explore the history of The Piece Hall, learning about its national and international significance.

10am – 2.30pm, £6+VAT per pupil 

 

4 OCTOBER: NATIONAL POETRY DAY

Celebrate National Poetry Day by booking onto our Piece of Poetry workshop. Pupils will go on a journey exploring the history of The Piece Hall through poetry; building up a bank of words and phrases through alliteration, adjectives, rhythm, rhyme, similes and metaphors. They will develop their poetry skills, learn about acrostic, kenning and renga poetry and use these styles to create their own poetry masterpieces.

10am – 2.30pm, £6+VAT per pupil

 

WEEK BEGINNING 9 OCTOBER: WOOL WEEK

Book onto Kersey to Jersey workshop (KS2/3) where we will take pupils through the various stages of the cloth making process whilst exploring materials and their properties (KS2) or find out more about artists who use weaving and dyeing and have a go at Shibori dyeing (KS3).

10am – 2.30p, £6 +VAT per pupil 

 

14 NOVEMBER: FIRST WORLD WAR REMEMBERANCE –  'SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE

A project to commemorate the centenary of end of First World War and remembering the forgotten soldiers from Undivided India who fought for Britain.  

“Soldiers of the Empire” is about the contribution made by soldiers from Undivided India who supported the British Empire during World War I.

Available any day Monday – Friday. Workshops last 2 hours and can be booked at a time to suit you. £4 +VAT per pupil

Come and join Annapurna Indian Dance to explore these forgotten soldiers, touching upon the historic positive relationship between Great Britain and the Indian sub–continent. (KS2)

 

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DECEMBER - ELVES WORKSHOP

Meet our Elves in their special festive workshop. Make something to take away, hear a festive tale and find out about Christmas in Halifax back in 1779.

Available any day Monday – Friday.  Workshops last 2 hours and can be booked at a time to suit you. £4+VAT per pupil or £5.25+VAT per pupil to include a hot chocolate

 

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

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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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