Our Monday Challenges
Every Monday we’ve been posting a challenge for everyone to try at home – inspired by something linking to our World Heritage Site. Why not have a go too? You can share what you’ve done on our Facebook page @DerwentValleyMillsWHS
Try a Building Challenge!
Can you build one of our famous mills or landmarks from Lego, construction kits, boxes, blocks or things you have in the house? Can you build any of the other World Heritage Sites from around the world? Have a look at our website derwentvalleymills.org.uk for some ideas.
How about a Lego Masson Mill? Or a cereal box Stonehenge?
Try an Engineering Challenge!
Can you make a waterwheel that works? A water powered car? An aqueduct from pipes? Have a look at what you’ve got in the yard, garden or house and see if you can be like the engineers from the Derwent Valley Mills and construct your own water systems and ways of powering machinery.
Try a Creative Challenge Part 1!
Whilst you’re at home and social distancing why not share your paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and creations of your favourite places and scenes across the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. If you haven’t got any yet there’s loads of inspiring images at derwentvalleymills.org.uk get those paints, crayons and pencils out and share your pictures below. #CreativeDVMWHS
Try a Creative Challenge Part 2!
Can you create a comic or graphic book? Are you brilliant at animation? Can you bring our wonderful world heritage site to life with your own animation? Have a look at the great cartoon animations about World Heritage at https://whc.unesco.org/en/patrimonito/ and have a go at your own about the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Post it to us #CreativeDVMWHS
Try a Creative Challenge Part 3
What was it like to be one of the workers or mill owners from the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Can you paint a picture of one of them? Dress up like one? Video yourself being Richard Arkwright, Jedidiah Strutt or a mill worker? What would they have to say about what’s happening now? Get some inspiration about the famous people associated with the site http://www.derwentvalleymills.org/derwent-valley-mills-history/derwent-valley-mills-key-figures/ Send us your photos, videos and performances below #CreativeDVMWHS
In the Victorian times the mill workers families and children would have played a wide range of different games. Get out into the garden or yard and have a go at some old fashioned activities there’s lots of ideas here http://dvm.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Learn_Schools_VictorianGames.pdf Send us your videos and photos of you having a go! #CreativeDVMWHS