Key Stage 5
Our archives are a great way for students at Key Stage 5 and beyond to get to grips with a range of interesting, engaging and locally relevant sources. Depending on your requirements, we can offer a structured session, looking at sources together in depth, or an open research session for students to pursue their own lines of enquiry.
All of our workshops can be customised and adapted so that you and your class get the most from the session and we are particularly keen to do this for students of this age. We can even adapt sessions for different age groups entirely, so why not have a look through the lists for other Key Stages?
For further information on any of these workshops, or to discuss building a new workshop to meet your requirements, please contact us.
Local Men in Flanders' Fields: Tracing a World War 1 soldier
;Explore World War 1 through the eyes of a local soldier. What was his life like before the war? What happened to him? Find out using the Census, army records and photographs. The sources used will vary according to what survives for each soldier being investigated. Our archivist will liaise with the class teacher in selecting the soldier and your input is welcome.;
Open Research Workshops
;These workshops can be based on almost anything at all! Have a friendly chat with our archivist, who will advise you on what sources we have and work with you to design the visit that you need. Typically, we select a range of relevant sources and the students then use these to answer pre-arranged questions. We can also show the students how to search our database, so that they can identify and request archives themselves.;
All workshops must be booked in advance.
As a guide, workshops last 2 hours and cost £100 each, though the length can be altered as required. If required, a condensed version of each workshop can be delivered in an hour and we could deliver up to three of these for £100.
Sessions can be delivered at the Record Office in County Hall or at your school. Visits to the Record Office allow students to see our strongrooms and original documents. In order to protect the records we care for, we use high quality copies for visits to schools.
All of our sessions can be customised to your own needs. We can even design a workshop just for you! Please contact us to discuss what you need.