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National Civil War Centre offers free assemblies to local schools

The National Civil War Centre’s award-winning Learning and Participation Team is offering free school assemblies to local primary schools in March and April.

Members of the team will facilitate one of two different 25 minute sessions; the first will be a whole school session, traveling through 2,000 years of Newark history, and the second will be a Key Stage 2 assembly, exploring some of the stories of the Civil Wars including those that took place right here.

Sarah Clarke, Team Leader for Learning and Participation said, “we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to nearby schools. Our education offer that takes place at the Centre is continuing to go from strength to strength and now seems like a great time for me and my team to get out into schools and show how we can offer sessions that take place at school too”.

The sessions will be delivered by members of the Learning and Participation team, which won a prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2018. The award was accompanied by judges’ feedback which stated that “the National Civil War Centre… enables pupils to get to grips with the fascinating history of Newark and indeed the whole nation during this turbulent period of our

history. The learning team are to be commended for delivering inspiring and thoughtful activities”.

Sarah continued, “schools that take us up on this offer won’t only get the benefit of the assembly but will also be left with the loan of one of our Discovery Boxes, which is packed with artefacts that children and teachers can continue to explore after we’ve left the building”. 


Interested schools should contact civilwarlearning@nsdc.info for more information.

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