Gustav Holst: Growing Up In Cheltenham
An assortment of objects relating to Gustav’s life as he was growing up in Cheltenham. A great way to extend your classes learning inspired by your visit, create stimulating classroom displays and encourage children to improve their Historical enquiry skills.
- Have the opportunity to engage with genuine, period artefacts
- Be able to undertake their own historical enquiry of objects
- Compare the belongings of 19th and 21st Century children
- Contextualise Gustav Holst’s life – making him a real person from the locality
- Learn about the life of a Victorian, lower middle-class child and be able to compare it with the lives of important people such as the monarchy and aristocracy
- Victorian coins
- Chamber pot
- Conductor’s baton
- CDs of his music and his musical influences
- Information pack and activity ideas
- A Walk around Holst’s childhood – a walk around the locality of the Museum, looking at natural and man-made features and facts about the Holst family.
- Significant Historical events, people and places in their own locality
- Compare aspects of life in different periods
- Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, differences and significance and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
Art and Design
- Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate, music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- Listen with concentration to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and great composers and musicians
- Develop an understanding of the history of music
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary history
- Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- Rental costs for two weeks – £15
- Rental costs for one term – £40
Please note: The Museum cannot offer delivery and collection of the Loans Box, the person(s) hiring will be responsible for organising this.
Available all year; booking necessary.
Holst Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road