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Monday 27th February - Friday 10th March 2017

World Book Day Events:  The Workhouse

"Under The Hawthorn Tree" by Marita Conlon McKenna  is the stimulus for this Heritage Education programme, which is produced in collaboration with Dungannon Library. 

Pupils carry out an investigation into the history of Dungannon Workhouse in the Library, then they are admitted into the workhouse in Ranfurly House where they meet Mrs McKinley, the formidable matron of the workhouse.

Some of the schools which took part in this programme in 2016 said:

  • An excellent programme - the children were enthused by being able to make their study of the Famine real and relevant.  Sacred Heart Primary School, Rock.
  • Fantastic trip, and will be giving glowing reports to all who ask.  Will be back next year. St Columba's Primary School, Straw.
  • This event is suitable for KS2 pupils. 
  • Each session starts at 10.00 am and lasts for two hours.
  • Cost:  £2 per pupil/class of up to 30 pupils £50.  School staff - free.
 Curriculum Links
Language and Literacy:  Talking and Listening; Reading; Writing 
The World Around Us:  History
TS and PC:  Being Creative 
Statutory Requirements:  Change Over Time; Place

If you require any details about the above programme, contact the Education Officer, Peter Lant peter.lant@midulstercouncil.org  or telephone 028 8772 8600.

If you wish to make a booking, contact Ranfurly House Receptionranfurly@midulstercouncil.org  or telephone 028 8772 8600.

 

Heritage Education Programme


Monday 1st Oct - 5th October 2018
Words on the Hill (National Poetry Day 4th October)
1 x 2.5 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am.

(KS2/3)


Monday 8th Oct - 15th October 2018
History on the Hill
1 x 2.5 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am.
(KS1/2)


Northern Ireland Forest School Awards
Term 1 & Term 2


19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2018
also 3rd, 4th, 5th December 2018

A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House - Old Time Toys
2 x 1 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am and 11.15am.
(P1 & P2)


Monday 3rd - Friday 8th December 2018
A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House - Victorian Christmas Art
2 x 1.5 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am and 12.30pm. *Morning sessions only on 3rd & 4th
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 3rd - Friday 8th December 2018
A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House - Victorian Christmas Customs
2 x 1 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am and 1.00pm. * Afternoon sessions only on 3rd - 5th
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 4th - Friday 8th February 2019
Words on the Hill
1 x 2.5 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 4th - Friday 8th March 2019
Monday 11th - Friday 15th March 2019

World Boob Day Events: The Workhouse
1 x 2 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 1st - Friday 5th April 2019
Monday 8th - Friday 12th April 2019

Create a Castle!
1 x 2.5 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am
(P3 & P4)


Monday 13th - Friday 17th May 2019
Victorian Dungannon
2 x 2 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am & 12.30pm
(KS2)


Monday 13th - Friday 17th May 2019
Discovering Our Past:
an introduction to archaeology for school pupils led by archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast
2 x 2 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am & 12.30pm
(KS2 & KS3)


When Requested
Dungannon - Where I Live:
a study of Dungannon's built heritage
(KS2)