New Educational Visits in Belper in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Two new exciting educational visits are available for Key Stage 1 and 2 are available from Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service in Belper at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Key Stage 1: The Strutts a Significant Family in Belper (History)
Looking at three important members of the Strutt family in Belper pupils will discover who they were, what they did and how they changed the world. This exciting programme of activities is based in Belper with visits to the revolutionary Strutt's North Mill and the popular River Gardens. Using these sites visits, a variety of artefacts and old photos, pupils will discover how the Belper we see today has been built around the textile industry and the Strutt family legacy. To book click here or see the booklet attached.
Key Stage 2: World Heritage Engineers (History and Design Technology)
From water power to sky scrapers, pupils will investigate engineers and inventions that changed the world. During this hands on day, pupils will look at how the power of the River Derwent was harnessed for the mass production of cotton, changing how goods have been manufactured ever since. They will discover how mill buildings were designed and engineered, investigate how different waterwheel designs transferred energy to multiple machines across the different floors in the mill. Using this knowledge, they will work in teams to design and make their own waterwheel model. To book click here or see the booklet attached.
Costs: £60 'day rate' plus £7.50 per child per day including admission to Strutt's North Mill. Includes all resources, an an educational visit for the day.
Why not travel by train on the Derwent Valley Line? Great discounts are available for school groups. We can even arrange to meet your group at Belper train station. Find out more by contacting the Community Rail Partnership.
Save the date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019
Save the Date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019
Following the success of our Conference for Headteachers and Governors, which took place in March 2018, we are delighted to announce that we will be running another conference next year.
The Conference will be held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019 at Eastwood Hall.
The focus of the Conference will again be upon current leadership and management issues, with an emphasis on strategic thinking to bring about improvements for all children and their families.
As we prepare for changes in Ofsted inspection and the curriculum in 2019-2020, we will be making links with our other LA conferences for teachers (31st January 2019) and deputy headteachers (22 March 2019).
Please book the dates in your diary and look out for more information on S4S in September.
For more information, please contact Tim Dutton, Senior Adviser For School Improvement:
Tel: 01629 532761