Education for Everyone
History: Supporting the History curriculum through hands on historical enquiry.
On a visit to Holme Pierrepont Hall, sessions and ‘owner led’ tours suitable for KS1 and KS2 groups.
This is the earliest brick building in the county, where you can experience history by looking at some of the objects and listening to the stories about the family who have occupied the house since 1500. The Mediaeval Lodgings are virtually unchanged from the Tudor period with exposed beams and open fireplaces and garderobes. There is also a Victorian bedroom where you can see some artefacts from this period including some beautiful costumes worn by the family in the 1870’s. The house was also occupied by the army during the Second World War and there is evidence of this too.
Children can be taken on a nature walk or scavenger hunt around the garden and grounds. We have 30 acres of secure garden and parkland and have recently created a path through our 2 acre wood. We have a flock of Jacob sheep too and in spring there are lots of lambs.
Topics we can support include:-
World War II
Knights and Castles
Houses and Homes
Woodlands and Nature
Animals and their young.
Quotes from teachers:-
“Our visit to Holme Pierrepont this year really brought our Knights and Castles topic work to life! Our Year I class loved looking around the rooms and grounds. Mr Brackenbury was really informative and the boys loved questioning him about what it must be like to live in such a fantastic place.”
Year I teacher
Literacy Co – ordinator