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Gloucestershire’s Curriculum Fair – Programme of Events

Gloucestershire's Heritage: A Cross-Curricular Resource on your Doorstep

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The drop-in sessions in the programme below will be taking place throughout the day in the Café Room (next to the café) and the Nature in Art Marquee. They are designed to be a combination of a short taster of what your pupils may experience and a Q & A opportunity with Heritage professionals. No need to book, just drop into as many or as few as you like. The list below will help you to plan.

Gloucestershire’s Curriculum Fair opens at 10:00am

CAFÉ ROOM PROGRAMME

10:20am – 10:40am
How to Use a Loan Box as a Stimulus in the Primary Classroom
The Wilson, Kim Hill

The Wilson, Museum and Gallery, Cheltenham

10:50am – 11:10am
Odd One Out – natural or man-made?
Over the Bridge Creative Learning, Sandra Ashenford

11:20am – 11:40am
Tell Me A Story – creative writing inspired by museum objects
Over the Bridge Creative Learning, Sandra Ashenford

11:50am – 12:10pm
A Walk in the Past – creative role play inspired by the Stroudwater Navigation Archive
Cotswold Canals Knowledge, Lois Francis

12:20pm – 12:40pm
Messy Table – art work using natural materials
Cotswold Canals Knowledge, Lois Francis

Stroudwater Navigation Archive Charity

Stroudwater Navigation Archive Charity

LUNCH

1:20pm – 1:40pm
Create a Cure, KS1 and 2 – using medicinal herbs and a mortar and pestle to create a cure for an imaginary illness
Dr Jenner’s House, Katharine Majer

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden

1:50pm – 2:10pm
Fossil Handling
Museum in the Park, Ann Taylor

2:20pm – 2:40pm
Imagine the Future – using an image of a landscape painting, imagine how the scene might look today or in 20 years’ time.
Museum in the Park, Ann Taylor

NATURE IN ART MARQUEE PROGRAMME

10:20am – 10:40am
Iron Age crafts and lifestyles
Tir Na Nog Heritage Education, Beth Roper

10:50am – 11:10am
How to develop your school as a great outdoor classroom
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Nicola Simpson

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

11:20am – 11:40am
Aviation Local History and Technology for KS2
Jet Age Museum, Trevor Davies

11:50am – 12:10pm
Aviation Local History and Technology for KS3
Jet Age Museum, Trevor Davies

12:20pm – 12:40pm
A Day in the Life of a Medieval Monk – exploring through dressing up and role play, writing with a quill and creating a tussie-mussie
Gloucester Cathedral, Helen Jeffrey

A Day in the Life of a Medieval Monk

A Day in the Life of a Medieval Monk

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

LUNCH

1:20pm – 1:40pm
Textile crafts of the Anglo–Saxons
Stroudwater Textile Trust, Jane Ford

1:50pm – 2:10pm
Victorian families at the Mill
Stroudwater Textile Trust, Jane Ford

2:20pm – 2:40pm
KS1&2 Habitat comparisons – how have creatures adapted to live in their habitats? /KS3&4 Owl Pellet ID
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Nicola Simpson

Robinswood Hill Event - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Robinswood Hill Event – Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Robinswood Hill Event - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Tours around Nature in Art
How to use a museum visit as a stimulus for the classroom
Simon Trapnell, Director of Nature in Art
Simon will be leading tours around Nature in Art at regular intervals throughout the day.

Nature in Art

Nature in Art

Artist in Residence
Nature in art as a stimulus in the classroom
Watch the Artist at work and find out how art can enhance the curriculum.

Nature in Art

Nature in Art

Miniature Museum (Nature in Art Marquee)
Tara Downs and Bart Sabel

Miniature Museum

Miniature Museum

Miniature Museum

Miniature Museum

Tara and Bart are incredibly inventive, inspirational artists who produce magical Miniature Museums that make you wonder why history isn’t always taught like this! They’ll be bringing:

  • The Butterfly Collectors Water Cabinet
  • ‘Sharpness Calling’ Prototype Cabinet

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (Slimbridge Marquee)
Sue Belej

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Sue Belej and her team will be showcasing Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s education resources as well as providing free children’s activities for the duration of the Curriculum Fair.

Gloucestershire’s Curriculum Fair closes at 3:00pm

Download the Programme of Events as a PDF