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Schools & Teachers

Harewood is visited by over 7,000 children on school trips each year, making it a top educational attraction. We offer sessions for all age ranges including Early Years, Primary, Secondary, 6th Form, FE and HE, University, and ESOL.

We have new school sessions running in September and October inspired by our exhibitions Seeds of Hope in the Walled Garden and Seed to Table in the Terrace Gallery.

Seeds of Hope is a multi-sensory, living installation which reveals and imagines the hidden stories and characters of Harewood’s Bothy and Walled Garden, transporting visitors back in time 100 years. Seeds of Hope is a work of fiction which brings together creative storytelling with social history and gardening, breathing new life into a hidden past.

Seed to Table is an exhibition of delicate and meticulously observed images of edible plants, fruit and vegetables in pencil, ink and watercolour by artist and illustrator, Kate McGuire.

Special workshops for schools

Journey through untold stories

A 1-hour session inspired by Seeds of Hope for Key Stage 2 upwards (link to History KS1&2)

Can be adapted for all Key Stages
Curriculum links: Secondary: English and History (WW1 and local history); Literacy (range of reading texts); creative story telling

In this session, we’ll be exploring the imagined stories and characters within Harewood’s Bothy and Walled Garden from 1918 as well as discovering historical truths about the impact of WW1 on the men and women of Harewood and on its gardens and house. The installation will be used to inspire characters and stories, which can be told through written letters, newspaper reports or diaries back at school.

For KS2 upwards: The session can include a pre-visit to school by a member of Harewood House learning staff to introduce pupils to different texts relating to Seeds of Hope and setting the context for the Seeds of Hope visit.

 

Where did our food come from in 1918?

A 1-hour session inspired by Seeds of Hope for Key Stage 1 upwards (link to History and Science KS1&2)

Can be adapted for all Key Stages
Curriculum links: Secondary: Science (Plants) and History (WW1 and local history), Design & Technology (food & nutrition)
Based in the Walled Garden, we’ll be focusing on resilience during WW1 and how horticulture was used to support the war effort. Take a tour around the garden displays and discover more about food supplies during WW1. See a heritage kitchen garden brought to life and find out about the importance of self-sufficiency during the war years. What would children have eaten in WW? What would we have grown in our back gardens?

For KS2 upwards: The session can include a pre-visit to school by a member of Harewood House learning staff to introduce pupils to different texts relating to Seeds of Hope and setting the context for the Seeds of Hope visit.

 

Autumn Botanicals

A 2-hour session inspired by Seed to Table for Key Stage 2 upwards (link to Art & Design and Science KS1&2; secondary teachers)

Can be adapted for all Key Stages
Curriculum links: Art & Design, Science (Plants)

This session is inspired by the ink and watercolour drawings by Kate McGuire of seasonal plants and vegetables in Seed to Table. The session starts with a visit to the Walled Garden, with an introduction from our gardening team on the vegetables and plants grown, with opportunity to harvest some of the produce.

We will then explore the drawings of Kate McGuire in the Terrace Gallery as part of the Seed to Table exhibition, looking at the information the drawings tell us about plant growth as well as looking at the different art techniques she uses. Finally, pupils will have opportunity to draw the vegetables and plants they harvested earlier in our art studio, inspired by the techniques and materials used by Kate McGuire.

For more information or to book on any of these sessions, contact Kathryn Welford, Learning Manager on Kathryn.w@harewood.org/ 0113 2181093

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  • Kathryn Welford
    Learning Manager
  • 0113 218 1043
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