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Llanymynech Limestone Heritage Site

A Suggested Day Visit For K S 2 Classes – Independent – Focus on History

Teachers can use the facility in any way they wish to suit the needs of their children. One approach is for children and adults, either guides or teaching staff, to adopt the roles of people working on the site around 1900. Prompt cards are provided on the website, to guide groups around the site, provide information and suggest questions or commentaries.

Time

Activity

10.00

 Arrival

- Children walk to the Stables Block to leave coats and use toilets. (Organise for the collection of the key when booking the visit)

 

10.15

Tour of the quarries

- Children in role, playing the part of youngsters hoping to be taken on as apprentices in 1900

- Children climb Llanymynech Hill to visit the quarries and view the kilns, the inclined plane and other industrial remains

- A teacher or other adult adopts the role of foreman, leading them along the recommended route, using information from the prompt cards on the website.

 

12.00

Lunch

- Children return to Stables Block for packed lunch

- In three groups, with adult supervision, they:

1) examine the model of the Inclined Plane

2) attempt to identify different artefacts

3) try moving a tramway truck

 

1.00

Visit to Tally House and Hoffmann Kiln

- Still in role, the group visit the kiln as it might have been in 1899 when it was about to be fired up for use

- After exploring the kiln, an adult from the school could adopt the role of a workman who responds to questions about the working conditions of the job

 

2.00

Stables Block

- An opportunity to meet a mines inspector (Five years later, still in role) and answer questions about their jobs

 

2.15

Return

- Visit the toilets if necessary

- View the Montgomery Canal before meeting the coach in the car park

 

NB. If teachers decide to bring children to the site without arranging to use the Stables Block, there will be no access to toilets, water for washing hands or first aid kits.

 

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