21 June 2013

Teachers to help shape The Sill’s education programme

The Sill project team is calling out to members of the teaching community to register their interest in a series of focus groups, designed to help shape the learning and participation programme at Northumberland’s planned new Landscape Discovery Centre.

Teachers from across the region and beyond will have a chance to influence the education sessions offered at The Sill so that the centre is a fantastic educational resource for the whole community for generations to come.

A flagship centre of discovery in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, gateway to Northumberland National Park, The Sill will offer a wide range of educational programmes for pupils to take part in. As plans for the initiative are developed, the project team would like to hear from teachers to find out about how The Sill can help support curriculum objectives and make outdoor learning work for their pupils.

With a wide range of school workshops available, covering topics from habitats to heritage, the team will be asking teachers which areas are of particular interest and which sites around Northumberland National Park are most relevant to them.

Georgia Villalobos, Learning and Participation Coordinator for The Sill project, said: “As a Landscape Discovery Centre, one of the main aims of The Sill project is to encourage outdoor learning and participation for children and young people. We would like to work with teachers of all Key Stages to find out what they would like The Sill to offer them and their pupils.

“We want to hear from Year 1-6 teachers as we develop a range of exciting workshops that are linked to the curriculum. We also want to know what they feel the National Park has to offer and which sites around the Park they feel would be of most interest. For secondary teachers, we really want to get to the heart of how The Sill centre can help to support their pupils. There are many opportunities available and we are really excited to work with the teaching community as we develop our plans further.”

The sessions will be planned in around teacher availability over the coming months and anyone interested in taking part is encouraged to get in touch with the project team on thesill@nnpa.org.uk

The development phase of The Sill project has been made possible through funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). For more information about The Sill and to find out more about the school workshops currently available, visit www.thesill.org.uk , find The Sill on Facebook or follow The Sill on Twitter @thesillproject.

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