Key Stage Two

Key Stage Two Visits

Children of the Mills

‘Children of the Mills’ is our award-winning interactive costumed role-play day in which children are immersed in the role of new workers at the 18th Century mills.

Focus:

Duration: Minimum of 4 hours

Suitable for: This offer is targeted at KS2 classes, however we can adapt content as required.

This visit is designed for a class of up to 36 children.

Structure: Fully led.

Price: £6 per child.

Children of the Mills programme

Ask the Mill Workers is our online offer for schools who cannot come to visit us physically.  It is also available to book as pre and post visit activities to complement an onsite visit.

Transport yourself back to 1797 with our loan box and online Q&A session! Have a go at weaving, carding and signing your indenture, then ask your questions to Mrs Froggott or Mrs Henstock, to find out what life was really like working in the mills.

Price: £30, for a maximum of 2 classes

Timings: 2 weeks’ use of loan box, 1 hour online Q&A session at a time to suit you.

Ask the Mill Workers Programme

Please note, the loans box will need to be collected from and returned to Cromford Mills. Please get in touch if this is difficult and we will see what we can do.

Learn how one man and the power of water changed the world, before completing an engineering challenge of your own!

Led by an expert guide, enjoy a fully resourced, practical, enquiry-based STEM day of learning. Your pupils will use a variety of historical sources and investigate both Cromford Mills and Cromford Village to understand how Richard Arkwright harnessed waterpower on a large scale for the first time at Cromford.

Pupils will use their learning to work in groups on a ‘design and make’ challenge.  This will involve building a waterwheel housing, creating water channels and ensuring the waterwheel can transfer power and movement.

Suitable for: 1 class of KS2 pupils.

Time: 5 hours.

Structure: fully led

Price: £6 per child

Have fun using and learning about different genres in response to Cromford Mills – a fully planned day with one led workshop and two self-led activities.

Cromford Mills sits within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.  Through exploration of this amazing site and the use of novel extracts written about the mills your class will be taught different drama techniques to respond to the site through role play and creating dialogue. During the self-led activities, they will write a piece of poetry inspired by the site and create a non-fiction fact file booklet based on their observations.

Suitable for: 1 class of KS2 pupils.

Time: 5 hours.

Structure: Part-led. Can be fully led by Cromford Mills staff for an additional cost, please let us know when booking.

Price: £4.50 per child – this day includes the Arkwright Experience.

Words Thread Through Time Programme

We’re redeveloping our Geography day at the moment – but it will be back and available to book for the summer! Please get in touch with the Learning team if you would like more information.

Come and develop your computing, filming and presenting skills.  With one led workshop and self-led activities you’ll soon be directing and starring in your own Cromford-inspired film.

Bring your digital cameras or tablets and we’ll set you up to make your own Cromford-inspired film.  You can choose to make either a short factual documentary or a short drama about children of the mills.  We’ll provide suggestions, characters, cues and props and you can use the mills and surroundings as your film set!  Your pupils will take on different roles – filming, presenting, acting, directing and scripting and you can take your footage back to school to edit and present.

Suitable for: 1 class of KS2 or KS3 pupils.

Time: 5 hours.

Structure: Part-led. Can be fully led by Cromford Mills staff for an additional cost, please let us know when booking.

Price: £4.50 per child – this day includes the Arkwright Experience.

Cromford The Directors Cut Programme