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.

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.

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: 4.5 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: 4.5 hours.

Structure: part-led

Price: £4 per child, or £4.50 if they want to visit the Arkwright Experience

From maps to compasses, village tours and field sketches this is a fully planned day with one led workshop and two self-led activities.

Cromford Mills sits within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. We will teach your class how to use a compass before they head off around the site to complete an orienteering challenge. Through the self-led activities, they will have a go at creating a field sketch and a sketch map as well as having the opportunity to explore Cromford Village to learn about how this special place has changed over time.

Suitable for: 1 class of KS2 pupils.

Time: 4.5 hours.

Structure: fully led

Price: £4 per child, £4.50 per child with Arkwright Experience

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 pupils.

Time: 4.5 hours.

Structure: fully led

Price: £4 per child