Exciting New Virtual Offer For Secondary Schools

Over the past year, we have been working hard to update our education offer to adapt to what schools need throughout the pandemic. With the help of the Cultural Recovery Fund and our colleagues at Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service, we have put together three new curriculum-linked virtual sessions to allow schools to dig deep into big subjects, without leaving the classroom.

To celebrate the launch of this new offer, we are offering one free trial of each of the following sessions:

  • Cromford Mills as a Visitor Attraction – Learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of a World Heritage Site visitor attraction. Ideal for Travel and Tourism courses, but this can also be tweaked to be used as part of your Careers activities.
  • Enslavement Links to the Cotton Industry in the Derwent Valley Mills – Take a global view on the Industrial Revolution and learn about the links between enslavement and the cotton industry, through the lens of the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire.
  • The Role of Cromford Mills in Britain as the First Industrial Nation – within the national context of industrialisation, learn about the history of Cromford Mills and how, when, and why Arkwright changed the world.

Each session will involve a 30-minute presentation from an experienced guide followed by 15 minutes for your class to ask questions.

To be eligible for the free trial, you must:

  • Have a class of up to 35 x KS3 or KS4 students
  • Be able to use Teams or Zoom to beam us into your classroom.
  • Be able to fit the trial in between now and the end of March.
  • Agree to give us detailed feedback on the session and resources used, including how it fitted into your study of the topic, and comments from your pupils.

The days will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email learning@arkwrightsociety.org.uk to book your place.

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Posted on
January 23, 2022