Northumberland Day presents a real opportunity for teachers to plan lessons that link the National Curriculum to Northumberland’s past and present, to create a sense of place for pupils, help build links with the wider community and support the role of young citizens within it.
To assist with this, the downloadable Education Flyer offers some ideas of what Northumbrian primary schools could do and also gives a deputy head’s view on why focusing on this type of activity was so valuable for her pupils.
We have also created a 2019 education pack (opposite) for download, in which you will also find two competitions – one to win a chance to have Kevin Robson, of Ancient Britain, come to your school to deliver a session on the history of Ancient Brits/Romans and the other to reward artistry amongst your pupils.
If you need further inspiration, you can take a look at the Ideas for Northumberland Day that we have on this website, to help those wishing to participate.
Finally, don’t forget that we shall be presenting one school with the Jill Bradbury Award for the Most Inspiring School’ – one of our super-special ‘Northumbie Awards, made by local fused-glass artist, Helen Grierson. Entry forms for this will be available from mid-May 2019.