Trevanion Culverhouse

Trevanion Culverhouse

Trevanion Culverhouse This suitcase takes you on a flight across the Cornish countryside, to nestle in the cosy nooks and crannies of Trevanion Culverhouse and listen to the faint murmurs of the highly prized pigeons that once lived here. Learn all about this unique Mediaeval building and the role it played in the life of nearby Trevanion Manor and explore the role of pigeons in Britain in the Middle ages. This resource aims to enrich childrens’ experience of this unique landmark and the surrounding area through a series of creative and sensory activities combining Art, History and Literacy, for use on site and beyond. These are aimed at firing the imagination and helping children become embedded in this site and its fascinating history. Age: This resource is suitable for children aged 3 to 11. Key themes: Medieval period and food production, local heritage, the nature of pigeons, architecture, myths and legends / creative writing Before your visit… We know how much teachers have to think about before venturing out of the classroom, so here are a few things we discovered that we hope you will find useful when planning your own visit to Trevanion Culverhouse. (Link to document- things to consider-Trevanion) Interested in this resource or workshops? As with all our suitcases, there are a number of options on how they can be used. This suitcase is stored at Wadebridge and District Museum and is free for schools and groups to borrow. Within the suitcase you will find a detailed plan covering a range of activities that have been developed and delivered to previous schools through a series of...
Treffry Viaduct and Luxulyan Valley

Treffry Viaduct and Luxulyan Valley

Treffry Viaduct and Luxulyan Valley This suitcase transports you into the midst of one of the most important eras of British history… the Industrial Revolution. It’s a time of spectacular new inventions and technologies and a rapidly changing landscape. Using the narrative of local entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Thomas Treffry and the setting of the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, children are able to imagine the enormous changes and developments that emerged from the dreams of this one man and thus the transformation of this Cornish Valley and building of Treffry Viaduct. This resource aims to enrich childrens’ experience of this unique landmark and the surrounding area through a series of creative and sensory activities combining Art, History and Literacy, for use on site and beyond. These are aimed at firing the imagination and helping children become embedded in this site and its fascinating history. Age: This resource is aimed at children aged 9 to 11. Key themes: the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian era, Local history, Local Industry- Mining/quarrying and local geology, Significant historical characters, Before your visit… We know how much teachers have to think about before venturing out of the classroom, so here are a few things we discovered that we hope you will find useful when planning your own visit to Treffry Viaduct and the Luxulyan Valley. (Link to document- things to consider-Treffry) Interested in this resource or workshops? As with all our suitcases, there are a number of options on how they can be used. This suitcase is stored at Wheal Martyn Museum and is free for schools and groups to borrow. Within the suitcase you will...