A School Visit to the Medieval Capital of Ulster

At Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, we are aware that we are the current custodians of the unique heritage of this site.  The aims of our Schools’ Heritage Education Programme reflect this approach as we endeavour:

• To inform and to encourage learning about the historical significance of the Hill of The O’Neill and its inhabitants by offering a wide-ranging and appropriate programme of heritage education activities to schools and colleges
• To support schools and colleges in their study of local history
• To offer heritage outreach programmes and activities to schools and colleges

Details of the entire programme can be found in our Heritage Education for Schools and Colleges Guide (see 2018-19 programme).

Award Winning Heritage Education

The quality of our Heritage Education Programme has been recognised as it has received two awards:

• A Sandford Award
• A Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The Sandford Award recognises this centre’s outstanding contribution to heritage education and learning within the historic environment:

“The good experience that schools have in attending Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre is a triumph of organisation and a testament to the Education Officer and managers.”
Sandford Award Winner, Judge’s Report.

The awarding of the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge demonstrates that our Heritage Education Programme has passed a robust assessment designed to ensure that it is meeting schools' learning and risk management needs.

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For more information, or to make a booking,
Contact:
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Our prices are:  
£2 per pupil/£50 per class of 30 pupils.  
School staff:  free.

Heritage Education Programme


Monday 30th Sept - Friday 4th October 2019
Words on the Hill (National Poetry Day 3rd October)
1 x 2.5 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am.

(KS2/3)


Monday 14th Oct - Monday 21st October 2019
History on the Hill
1 x 2.5 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am.
(KS1/2)


Dungannon : Where I Live - Monday 4th - Friday 8th November 2019
A Study of Dungannon's Built Heritage
1 x 2 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am.
(KS2)


18th, 19th, 20th  & 21st November 2019
also 2nd, 3rd, 4th December 2019

A Victorian Christmas in Ranfurly House - Old Time Toys
2 x 1 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am and 11.15am.
(Foundation & KS1, P1 & P2)


Monday 2nd - Friday 6th and Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th December 2019
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 2nd & 3rd
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 2nd - Friday 6th also Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December 2019
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 2nd - 4th
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 3rd - Friday 7th February 2020
Words on the Hill
1 x 2.5 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am
(KS2 & KS3)


Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March 2020
Monday 9th - Friday 13th March 2020

World Book Day Events: The Workhouse
1 x 2 hour sessions each day beginning at 10.00am
(P5-P7)


Monday 23rd - Friday 27th March 2020
Monday 30th - Friday 3rd April 2020

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


Monday 11th - Friday 15th May 2020
Victorian Dungannon
1 x 2 hour session each day beginning at 10.00am
(KS2)


Monday 11th - Friday 15th May 2020
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)


For terms 1 and 2 of 2020/21 season, call for application February 2020
Northern Ireland Forest School Awards