LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD
Our three year education programme was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and focused on the Key Stage 2 curriculum. The teachers' pack is available from us on request. Alternatively you can download a pdf of the pack.
The study of Ulster's buildings contributes to:
• Art and Design by heightening sensory experiences
• English through written descriptions of buildings and places
• Geography by creating environmental awareness
• History by developing a sense of the past and its physical legacy
• Mathematics by the use of shapes and the relationship of shapes
• RE by looking at the form and function of church buildings
• Science by studying the physical elements of buildings
Many aspects of the curriculum can be addressed simply by looking carefully at the buildings in your area. A town trail is an ideal way of allowing pupils to study their built environment and to present their findings.
A sample town trail has been prepared for Caledon, County Tyrone. Caledon is an excellent example of a Georgian village and is largely unspoilt. The trail enables pupils to look at buildings and discuss, question, draw and record what they see. Art and design, geography and history are incorporated into the trail.
Get in touch if you would like advice about making a trail for the area around your school.