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Townscape Heritage Initiative

Evolution of Wellingborough - School training days


Helping to bring history to life for local school children

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Funded, Wellingborough Townscape Heritage Initiative, FREE training days are being offered to local primary schools. 

This offer is providing funding for school in the Borough of Wellingborough, to attend an interactive 'Evolution of Wellingborough' training day. 

The events are run by the Wellingborough Museum history group and take place at the Wellingborough Museum, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XB.

The 'Evolution of Wellingborough' school event is a fun filled day that provides insight into 4000 years of Wellingborough's past.  Children will hear about settlements at Chester Farm, Medieval monks and farming to Victorian influences, industrialisation and changes in the last 100 years (including the unique WWI trench experience!)

Some schools have already taken advantage of this great offer and we hope that many more can benefit:

Jo Whiting, Park Junior School (year 3) - 'An engaging and animating glimpse of the past that immerse children into history and their learning!'

Mrs Siwiak-Denney, Oakway Academy (Year 6) - 'A super day was had by all, with the children all receiving a free soldier helmet. A big thank you goes to Wellingborough Museum for arranging this exceptional day.'

Event criteria 

  • Open to years 3 to 8 (each event is tailored to suit the ages of the visiting year group)
  • Each workshop is designed for a maximum of 60 children.  Where there are more than 60 children in a year group, additional days, under this offer, can be booked to accommodate the numbers. For secondary schools, please email the THI team for more information.
  • All events take place at the museum (transport can be arranged for schools outside of walking distance).
  • The day runs from 10am to 2.30pm, consisting of two blocks of 2 hour interactive learning sessions and a 30min break for lunch (children should bring a packed lunch).

To book your school's free session, please contact:

Wellingborough Museum on 01933 276838 or email wellingboroughmuseum@msn.com

For further information on this offer or other THI projects please contact THI Team: Email heritage@wellingborough.gov.uk or telephone 01933 231659 
Updated January 2016