The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is home to archives and local studies collections that span over 800 years of the county's history. The education service provides access to these amazing collections through facilitated sessions at the History Centre or in school and bespoke resource packs. Discover inspirational resources for the visual and performing arts, humanities, STEM subjects and English. History is just part of what we do.
The service offers:
- Research visits to the History Centre.
- An outreach service providing school-based workshops tailored to student and curriculum needs.
- Bespoke resource packs.
- Free teacher development sessions to help schools make the most of the History Centre.
There are a number of free online classroom resources from projects worked on by the History Centre in partnership with Wiltshire & Swindon schools and community groups. The history of Swindon's Railway Village is the latest addition and includes classroom resources as well as teachers' notes and lesson ideas. There are also pages on Wiltshire Black history, the Arctic Convoys of the Second World War, and a collection of Tudor documents and transcripts that provide an excellent introduction for GCSE and A Level students on using original source material. For teachers & curriculum leaders there is a schools' toolkit to support the development of an LGBT-inclusive curriculum.
For more information about the services we can provide, contact Heritage Education Officer Ruth Butler.
Tel: 01249 705529