Education Sessions


Victorian Experience

Victorian Experience

“It was like stepping back in time. Ma’am was incredibly strict and made us sit up straight!”. Frankie, aged 10.

Dressed in Victorian costume, the children take part in a typical lesson in our schoolroom. Ma’am rules the roost and pupils practice their best copperplate using traditional dip pens and ink.

The children get a hands-on experience in the Weaver’ Cottage where they learn about life in Victorian homes, including the clothes the children wore and the toys they played with.

The visit is completed with a craft activity linked to traditional Victorian skills; you can select rag rug making or weaving.

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KEYSTAGE

Suitable for KS1 & KS2

PRICE & DETAILS

£8 per pupil. 10am – 2pm Maximum number of children 80.

LOCATION

The Old Sunday School Roe Street, SK11 6UT

Egyptian Experience

Egyptian Experience

Marianne Brocklehurst lived in Macclesfield, but she travelled all over the world, including several trips to Egypt.

In this new exhibition and workshop for schools you can get up close to the many treasures she brought back, including the mummy case of Shebmut, an Egyptian dancing girl.

In this interactive workshop you will meet Mary Booth, who travelled with Marianne, discover more about their journey on the Nile and the collections they brought back, handle Egyptian artefacts and make your own ‘piece of Egypt’ to take back to school – either an Anubis mask or papyrus.

For those who have previously enjoyed an Egyptian Experience at West Park Museum, this new workshop at the Silk Museum has the advantage of: well-lit displays, letting you get closer to the artefacts; illustrations from Marianne’s diary and more information about her journey on the Nile; designated workroom and lunch space; on-site toilets and drop-off/nearby parking for coaches.

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KEYSTAGE

Suitable for KS1 & KS2

PRICE & DETAILS

£9.50 per pupil. 10am – 2pm Maximum number of children 30.

LOCATION

The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

 

World War Two Experience

World War Two Experience

Experience life in Macclesfield during the Second World War.

Learn about food rationing, evacuees and how women took over work in the mills.

See the silk parachute and secret silk maps made in Macclesfield and learn how to crack the code.

This session introduces the students to how the war changed everything for people living in Macclesfield.

The session includes practical activities and object handling.

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KEYSTAGE

Suitable for KS2

PRICE & DETAILS

£9.50 per pupil. 10am – 2pm Maximum number of children 30.

LOCATION

The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

Silk Experience

Silk Experience

Clock on’ and experience work in a silk mill on a tour of Paradise Mill.

Students will also explore the displays in the Silk Museum where they will gain an understanding of the importance of this industry for Macclesfield.

They will learn about the noteworthy qualities and production of silk cloth, and the origins and uses of raw silk.

Each session will include a practical weaving activity.

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KEYSTAGE

Suitable for KS1 and KS2 (Mill tours only suitable for Year 2 and up).

PRICE & DETAILS

£9.50 per pupil. 10am – 2pm Maximum number of children 30.

LOCATION

The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill,  Park Lane SK11 6TJ

Free CPD for Teaching Staff

Free CPD for Teaching Staff

After school drop-in CPD sessions for teachers to inform our offer and help us to develop additional new learning programmes. These are fantastic networking opportunities with tea and biscuits thrown in!

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