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Sandford Award for Heritage Education: Winners 2012
We are proud to announce that Gressenhall has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education for our work with schools.
The judge’s assessment of our learning programme concludes that ‘Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse offers and active and fun schools learning programme for all ages. The hands on sessions engage and inspire school groups.’
Schools Programmes & Teachers’ Resources
Click on the links for information on topics available and for teachers’ resources.
If you would like something different then please contact us to discuss developing a tailor made package to suit your curriculum needs.
Click the images to view short films about our schools events:
Click the links to download the following Risk Assessments:
New for KS2 – Workhouse Whodunnit?
Click the image for more information on this fascinating new event day for years 5 and 6.
Gressenhall’s learning volunteers or Mardlers help to deliver high quality learning sessions to children and young people of all ages and abilities. Learning volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities - everything from being an ‘ugly sister’ helping young children explore the farm and farmhouse in our ‘Once Upon A Time’ event to introducing High School students to the good and bad points of the Victorian workhouse.
No qualifications are necessary but some experience of working with children or young people is essential (you do not necessarily need to be a teacher - just have some previous experience). The most important thing is enthusiasm and a desire to help children learn.
If you are interested in joining the Mardler team, complete the application form below and we will get back to you. Please return to Jan Pitman (Learning Manager), Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Dereham, NR20 4DR or email to email@example.com.
Click the link below to download a volunteer application form
Email Jan Pitman (Learning Manager) or telephone 01362 869251
- - Gressenhall Schools Programme - KS3 (pdf - 535kB)
- - Gressenhall Schools Programme - Reception, KS1 and KS2 (pdf - 1978kB)
- Gressenhall Risk Assessment - Farm Health and Safety (pdf - 82kB)
- Gressenhall Risk Assessment - Group Safety at Water Margins (pdf - 427kB)
- Gressenhall Risk Assessment - Road Crossing (pdf - 16kB)
- Gressenhall Risk Assessment - School Visits (pdf - 29kB)
- KS2 - Workhouse Whodunnit
Dates for your diary
Mar 10Life in Roman Norfolk Mini-Course Part 2
Mar 10Roman Empire Special Events: Mini Course: Life in Roman Norfolk
Mar 11Scanning in Space and Time Talk
Mar 11Thetford's Lost Tudor Sculptures Exhibition
Mar 12Thetford's Lost Tudor Sculptures Exhibition
Mar 12Norwich Castle Art Club
Mar 13Thetford's Lost Tudor Sculptures Exhibition
Attending a Family Learning Numeracy Course is what encouraged me to get a job…It gave me the confidence.
We had a broad spectrum of ability (amongst the pupils) and the visit catered for all of these and gave us a few surprises – i.e. the children who asked and answered questions were not necessarily the ones we expected.