'Heritage Trails' consist of playful, interactive narrative trails aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 students to interpret a set art installations and explore Battersea’s local heritage. Groups will go on a journey of exploration and discovery across the building, following a self-led and creative trail which might take the form of clues, audio and game play.
The Key Stage 2 trail will have practical curriculum links to WW1, and will explore a variety of local historical figures such as John Archer, Charlotte Despard, Hilda Hewlett and Sidney Lewis, a Wandsworth boy who was the youngest ever soldier to fight in WW1, as he signed up aged 12.
The Key Stage 3 trail will focus on local history, more specifically on the suffragist Charlotte Despard, an important female political and historical figure; hoping to inspire students to become today's forward thinkers by taking inspiration from Charlotte's story.
Both versions of the heritage trails will include resources containing classroom activities which can be downloaded in advance of the tour to support preparation and follow-up to an onsite visit.
Booking available from Monday – Friday, various times. (please check Battersea Arts Centre website)
Categories:Art + ExhibitionsChildren/FamilyFree