STEM workshops at Cliffe Castle Museum

Pupils from across Bradford district have enjoyed a range of STEM workshops at Cliffe Castle this last half term.

 The new Stone Age to Iron Age workshop using the museum’s archaeology collection continued to get excellent feedback. 


The Learning team also offer a range of teacher led resources for the Stone Age and Rocks & Fossils workshops when making a booking.  Cliffe Castle offers a wide range of STEM workshops using the museum’s natural sciences and archaeological collections including:


Toys Through Time Handling Boxes (teacher led) - KS1

Living Things and Their Habitats - KS1

Animals & Habitats - KS2

Animal, Skeleton, Skull - KS2

Rocks & Fossils - KS2

Stone Age to Iron Age - KS2


Comments on the new Stone Age Workshop from Year 3 class teachers

“Super hands on activities and the children learnt lots of key facts and vocabulary.”


“Most of the children learnt a lot and I was impressed with their answers, especially some of the children who struggle more.”


“Pupils increased their knowledge and gained a clearer understanding of the different periods and how things evolve.”


“The children were able to contribute lots of new ideas in the plenary.”


Comments on Rocks & Fossils Workshop from Year 3 class teachers

“Very engaging, hands on session which the children learnt a great deal from.”


“Children developed observational and classification skills.”


“They had no subject knowledge and this really captured their interest.”


“Well paced and pitched at the right level with a good balance of practical and written activities.”


To make a workshop booking or to find out more, please email or call 01535 618234.


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Published: 17/02/2015
Audience: Primary teachers, Head teachers, Administrators, Home educators
Contact: Rebecca Dawson

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