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Creating local history projects - FREE Training

FREE training on the heritage of Cranborne Chase and the Chalke Valley for teachers, by Historic England

Full-day of training: the cost of supply teachers can be met.

The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is delighted to offer a free one day training course to teachers of all age groups in and around Cranborne Chase, to capitalise on the extraordinary, unique heritage of the area, and to suggest great places to go to get started with a local heritage study. Teachers can also learn techniques and ideas to extend children’s understanding of how people lived in the past.


The course will be delivered by Historic England’s Local Heritage Education Manager, Michael Gorely, who will provide training for teachers which will include techniques and ideas on how to use historical maps and aerial photographs with children to develop historical enquiry.

The training will include an opportunity for teachers to be taken on a guided tour of the local area exploring starting points in towns and cities to find out how ideas can be transferred to their own setting. In addition, teachers will explore how
to use primary sources such as historical street directories and census returns to extend children’s understanding of how people lived in the past.

Heritage Training for Schools is the first project involving schools and school children as part of the Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme which runs for five years, and is funded by a £1.68million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Other exciting and unique projects for schools and children will follow.

The available training dates:
Tuesday 24 March 2020, Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury 9.30am till 3pm
Wednesday 25 March 2020, Blandford Town Hall, from 9.30am till 3pm
Thursday 2  April 2020, Salisbury Museum, Salisbury 10am till 3pm

Refreshments and lunch are included in the training.

For more information and to book your place please call 01725 517417 or email the team Support Officer: sarahforwood@cranbornechase.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the training.

Rachel Limb and Charlotte Moreton, Heritage Engagement Officers, Cranborne Chase Landscape Partnership Scheme
Michael Gorely, South-West Local Education Manager, Historic England

10 Feb 2020

Sujata Abraham
Advisory Team - Education Services
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