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Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th January 2017

The Victorian Bank Manager's Children

This is a living history heritage education programme which uses the Victorian past of Ranfurly House as its focus.

The year is 1870, the Manager of the Dungannon branch of the Belfast Banking Company is Mr Pentland, and the visiting pupils are the friends of Mr Pentland's daughters, Eliza and Louise.

They will meet Miss Acheson, the governess to Eliza and Louise, who will take them on a guided tour of the building (now known as Ranfurly House) while pointing out the Victorian features of this bank.  She will then teach them in a Victorian classroom.

There will be two one hour living history sessions each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  This event is suitable for KS2 pupils.

Curriculum Links 
Language and Literacy:  Talking and Listening; Reading; Writing 
The World Around Us:  History
TS and PC:  Being Creative; Working With Others

Statutory Requirements:  Change Over Time

Cost

  • £2 per pupil/£50 per class of up to 30 pupils
  • School staff:  free

For details about the above programme, please contact the Education Officer, Peter Lant, at peter.lant@midulstercouncil.org or telephone 028 8772 8600.

To make a booking, contact Ranfurly House Receptionranfurly@midulstercouncil.org or 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)