Join us on this exciting learning tour for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Post-16 teachers to find out about all the opportunities in the East Midland’s only World Heritage Site.
Date: 5th July 2019
Cost: It’s FREE!
On the Learning Tour, you will:
- Find out what a World Heritage Site is and why the Derwent Valley Mills was inscribed by UNESCO.
- Discover the wide range of learning opportunities available for Key Stage 3, 4 and Post-16 students available along this 15 mile site.
- Travel by minibus with expert guides visiting a rage of museums, sites and venues to explore their learning offer.
- Discuss and shape what you need for your pupils – are you looking for work experience? Specific projects? Enrichment Days? STEM subjects?
- Take away some learning activities and trip opportunities that you can share with your students to bring the story of the Derwent Valley Mills to life.
- Find out about the world’s first factories, a hot bed of entrepreneurship and enterprise and the rich history and heritage available to provide a wealth of opportunities that you can unlock for your students.
How to book
Places are limited. To reserve your place:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone: Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service on 01629 533439.
Please provide your name, school or organisation, contact email and phone number and any specific needs and mobility issues so we can ensure you have a successful and enjoyable day.
The learning tour will be led by Georgina Greaves from Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service and Adrian Farmer, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, who have a wealth of experience of engaging young people with this fascinating site for a wide range of curriculum areas, projects and age ranges. You’ll go away with plenty of ideas and opportunities to build knowledge about this great place into your teaching, learning, enrichment and engagement activities, whatever your focus. There is chance to meet other staff providing learning opportunities at sites along the valley to really discover the range on offer.
Visits and free entry to the following venues will be included:
- Cromford Mills
- Birdswood, The Friends of Cromford Canal trip boat
- Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills
- Derbyshire Record Office
- High Peak Junction Railway Workshops
- Strutt’s North Mill, Belper
9.20am: Meet at Cromford Railway Station OR
9.25am: Meet at Cromford Wharf Car Park (outside the Gothic Warehouse next to Cromford Canal, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ)
3.45pm at Belper Railway Station OR
4.10pm return by minibus and finish at Cromford Wharf Car Park
What to bring:
- Packed lunch (hot drinks and a place to eat lunch will be provided)
- Warm and waterproof jackets
- Flat sturdy shoes or boots
- Notebook, pencil, camera if you wish
This opportunity is being offered free of charge thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council funded Great Place Scheme. Running until the end of 2020 the Scheme is a programme of activity which is the next step in engaging people with the uniqueness of our Great Place: the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.