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 our Sculpture season 2019 we have some specially themed workshops in addition to our regular schools offer:

 

EYFS & KS1

WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU SEE? SCULPTURE BIGGER THAN ME

Investigate our sculpture through a variety of design techniques and nd out about famous sculptors. Use the space in The Courtyard to create a piece of giant artwork with a range of materials. Design and create your own sculpture made from clay or Model Magic and share your piece with the class.

£5 per pupil + VAT

 

KS2

WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Investigate our sculpture through a variety of design techniques and compare famous sculptors. Become
an artist and construct a piece of giant artwork in The Courtyard using recycled materials. Create a sketchbook to record observations then plan and make your own sculpture using a range of materials.

£5 per pupil + VAT

 

WORKSHOP: MATERIALS UNDER A MICROSCOPE

Enjoy a tour of ‘The Blanket’ and
learn about sculptures made from different materials. Compare materials and discuss their uses. Have a look
at objects through a microscope and create a sculpture to take back to school based on a magnified leaf.

£5 per pupil + VAT

 

WORKSHOP: MATERIAL CHANGES

Perfect for British Science Week 9 – 18 March

Enjoy a tour of the
sculpture, investigate objects
and their properties and think about the process of making 3D artwork. Try out casting techniques to test materials for reversible and irreversible change.

£5 per pupil + VAT

 

KS3

WORKSHOP: THE ART OF SCULPTURE

Discover the process of making a sculpture through a tour of the piece and the exhibition. Compare the work of David Murphy to other sculptors and see how sculpture has changed over time. Create a sketchbook of ideas and plan a piece of 3D sculpture.

Workshop £5 per student + VAT

 

GCSE

WORKSHOP: THE ART OF CASTING

Perfect for GCSE 3D Design

Have a tour of the sculpture and exhibition. Use the techniques of plaster casting to combine plaster, weaving
and other textiles in one 3D piece of
art. Learn about the process of casting and visit our sculpture exhibition to find out about the creation of ‘The Blanket’. Use inspiration from this piece to inform your own artwork.

Workshop £5 per student + VAT

 

GCSE/A-LEVEL

TALK: MEET THE ARTIST

Join sculptor David Murphy for a one- o tour of the piece and exhibition. Find out more about the creation of the sculpture, the making process and his past experience, followed by Q&A.

14 March. Talk £5 per student + VAT

 

ALL YEAR GROUPS

TOUR

Join us for a creative tour of the sculpture which will provide an insight into the design, creation and materials. We will help your pupils analyse the piece, using appropriate language and learn more about other great artists. The tour will involve some sketching and photography and investigating the piece in creative ways.

£3 per pupil + VAT

 

ALSO COMING UP...

DEBATE AND DECIDE HISTORICAL TRIAL

Join us for a special workshop to celebrate International
Women’s Day 2019. Your pupils will come face to face with Lavinia Saltonstall, a Halifax based suffragette. Our live interpretation actors will tell her story then your pupils analyse historical sources and objects before becoming the jury, prosecution and witness for a historical debate and mock trial.

8 March, 10am & 12.30pm. £3 per pupil + VAT

 

 

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

Supported by
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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