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'Morning on the Hill- Exploring Armagh'

Key Stage Two Armagh Robinson Library

This workshop offers the opportunity for Key Stage 2 pupils to become detectives exploring the history of the Local Area or their Locality through buildings, objects, maps and books in a hands-on and interactive way. It includes a visit to the Registry (No. 5 Vicars' Hill), St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral and Armagh Public Library.

Learning Areas:

This workshop supports the Learning Areas of the World Around Us and Personal Development and Mutual Understanding.  It is especially useful for classes who are exploring their Locality through the study of Armagh City or County.

Learning Experiences:

The workshop offers activities which are hands-on and enquiry based.  The activities seek to make links between the curriculum areas in a supportive learning environment.

Skills:

The activities will enable pupils to develop communication and thinking and team work skills.  Alongside this there will be the opportunity to work with a variety of forms of information (objects, maps and books).

Attitudes and dispositions:

The workshop is designed to foster a curiosity and fascination for the past - pupils will want to find out more.  Pupils will develop openness to new ideas and a respect for the history of themselves and others.  It is intended that through studying the history of their local area pupils will develop a sense of community spirit.

Duration of a visit: 2 1/2 hours (includes break)

Maximum group size: 60 pupils

It is suggested that pupils are put into mini teams and roles appointed prior to the visit.  Roles could include photographer, geographer, reporter and interviewer.

Follow-up activities then could include a report, presentation or newspaper article of the visit.

Cost: Free

Contact: Carol Conlin Telephone Number: 028 3752 3142