Schools

Let us bring the history to you!

Our dedicated Community Heritage Team visit schools across the county as part of our education service for schools. We can provide curriculum linked sessions on any aspect of Lincolnshire's rich history, as well as introductory sessions of national events and historic periods.

We use object-based learning in all our school visits, so pupils will get the chance to handle real artefacts and discover history firsthand.

Our worksheets can be adapted for any tailored focus your education programme or curriculum requires.

Our standard educational school visits are costed based on a standard half or full day visit. We can also develop and provide bespoke educational provision, individually costed, which are surprisingly affordable!

Depending on the project and its location, we can deliver one or a series of unique workshops in line with the project outline. Schools and students will also have an active role in the development and outcome of the project.

If appropriate, these can be shared with a wider online community through regular project updates posted on Heritage Lincolnshire Social Media pages.

Occasionally, through our own project work, we are also able to offer school’s workshops which are already funded and therefore free to book. To access these opportunities, simply sign up to our newsletter to hear about up and coming activities.

Educational Workshops

Unique, hands-on, interactive education workshops for primary and secondary students

Session plans

Costs

Half Day (9am – 12pm) - £200 plus VAT

Full Day (9am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm) - £300 plus VAT

Get a 10% discount when booking multiple full day workshops (can be the same, or different workshops).

Enquire or book

Contact us to book a session, or discover more about our unique, hands-on, interactive education workshops, which are best suited to a class size of up to 30.  Larger groups can be accommodated, but may require some adjustment  to ensure every student has the opportunity  to engage and learn about and develop historical detective skills.

Please contact us to discuss any specific provision concerning group size, students with additional requirements and children with English as an additional language.

Work experience

Historians, archaeologists and heritage professionals all have to start somewhere!

In order to give our colleagues of the future a helping hand we offer exciting 1 and 2-week placements to students from Lincolnshire schools and colleges who are considering a career in heritage or archaeology.

In a typical week you might go on an archaeological dig, help with our after school club, be involved in planning or delivering events, visits to our historic sites, archiving, marketing, social media, visitor interpretation, and more!

Learning Resources

We have produced a range of learning resources to support teachers with the history National Curriculum at Key Stage 1, 2, & 3. These provide information and activity ideas to help students understand how local places fit into wider national and world histories.

Our resources also offer suggestions for using Lincolnshire’s historic sites to support learning opportunities outside the classroom in other subjects, such as science, maths, and music.

We are always looking to develop new resources for teachers so please get in touch if there is a topic that you would like more information on.

We’re currently working with Lincolnshire County Council’s Historic Environment Team to prepare resources to assist local primary schools with teaching the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum’s new Stone Age to Iron Age topic.

Books for Schools

We have produced a range of books perfect for teaching local history and geography.

Whether you’re studying the Romans, the industrial revolution, or WWII we’ve written a series of accessible local history books great for teachers and packed with sources for students to study.

For younger readers our unique Looking at Lincolnshire literacy book offers the perfect introduction to the county’s history. Every page brings to life the story of Lincolnshire, from its mighty castles and cathedral, to the lives of its famous sons and daughters, all beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork by Sarah Crome.

Local history studies

Our experienced education staff can provide free advice on teaching any aspect of local history and archaeology.

With site studies back at Key Stage 3 and a study of the historic environment now compulsory at GCSE we can help you choose a project that will inspire your pupils.

We maintain an archive with historical information on every parish in Lincolnshire as well as an extensive local history library, map series, and a large handling collection of artefacts, all of which we can make available for your project.

We’re passionate about Lincolnshire’s history and our expert staff are available to visit schools to support local history studies. For a donation we can provide training for pupils in researching sources, how to read historic buildings, and run practical activities like graveyard surveys, artefact studies, or visits to our historic sites.

Visits to Our Historic Sites

There are six historic sites in the care of the Trust and each has great potential for learning outside the classroom.

The historic sites in our care offer great opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Our staff can help you plan your trip with resources, risk assessments, and practical information, as well as assisting you on the day if necessary.