Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough History Forum

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Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough History Forum was formed in 2007 to commemorate a significant event in the area’s history, the Flight of the Earls.  Local historical groups from across the borough came together to develop a programme of activities which commemorated the important historical events of 1607.   
 
Members of the History Forum have continued to meet on a monthly basis to discuss ways in which local heritage can be developed and shared, disseminate  information on local group activities, and timetable Forum events, conferences and presentations which all local groups and individuals can attend.

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Monday 12th - Friday 16th October 2015

History On The Hill 

History on the Hill - a Heritage Education programme designed specifically for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils, providing opportunities for the study of a series of local historical events which had international consequences and which still have resonances to this day.

 History On The Hill combines history, puppetry, drama.  Pupils take a tour of the permanent exhibition on The Flight of the Earls and the Plantation of Ulster (with study booklets for KS2 pupils/a Big Book for KS1 pupils).  There follows an exploration of the Hill of The O’Neill, then either a specially written puppet show, or a drama workshop, which continues the themes of the exhibition.  Time Steps will facilitate the drama aspects of this programme

  • Suitable for KS1(P3/4) and KS2 pupils
  • One 2½ hour session each day, with a 20 minute mid-morning break
  • Cost:  £2 per pupil/£50 per class of 30 pupils
  • School staff:  free
Curriculum Links 
Language and Literacy:  Talking and Listening; Reading (KS2); Writing (KS2) 
The World Around Us:  History 
TS and PC :  Being Creative;Working With Others
Statutory Requirements:  Change Over Time; Place

Teacher notes and a PDF version of the KS2 booklet are available by contacting the Education Officer, Peter Lant, by email at peter.lant@midulstercouncil.org 

You may make a booking by contacting Ranfurly House Receptionranfurly@midulstercouncil.org  or telephoning 028 8772 8600