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Home Educators Workshops for 2023

Warwickshire Heritage Learning are running 4 workshops this year for Home Educators.

Based in the new learning spaces at St John’s House and Market Hall Museum they cover a number of themes on the history curriculum. The workshops are designed to encourage children's critical thinking and decision making skills. It will inspire curiosity and encourage the creative learner.

Great Fire of Warwick

Market Hall Museum and St John’s House - 5th September 10am to 2.30pm

This workshop is a fantastic way for children to learn about a significant historical event in their own locality through written accounts, objects, and a guided trail of Warwick. Children will explore the effects and impact of the fire through the eyes of ‘real life’ eyewitnesses, and step into their shoes to plead their case for compensation to Lord Brook of Warwick Castle.
The historical concept of cause and consequence is a key theme that runs through this workshop. The themes and issues have parallels with the 1666 Great Fire of London.

Victorian Christmas (SOLD OUT)

St John’s House - 20th December 10am to 2.30pm

Discover Victorian Christmas traditions in the schoolroom, kitchen and with John the Gardener decorating the house with fresh greenery.
Immerse yourselves in this story world adventure and help Miss Skarritt, Queen Victoria's dresser, design some new Christmas bloomers for the Queen.
Learn about Victorian Christmas traditions to help you create your design. Meet our Victorian school ma'am Miss Roach and experience a Victorian lesson from 1888. Learn how the Victorians made Christmas pudding with Mrs Danvers the cook.
Meet the St John's gardener and learn about other Victorian Christmas traditions, including why we decorate our houses with greenery. Make a Christmas cornucopia. 
Share your ideas for decorating Queen Victoria's bloomers, sing carols and help to decorate the St John's Christmas tree before you go home.

Booking details

Each workshop costs £15 per child. Suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years. 
Spaces limited and must be booked in advance at Heritage Box Office
There is no café on site, please bring a packed lunch.
Younger siblings not taking part in the workshop are welcome, please book a free ticket for them. This is so we are aware of how many people will be on site that day.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a free ticket for accompanying adults.
Bookings must include one paying child.
For more information email
Contact Number: 01926 736492

Published: 8th February 2023