Information for Schools
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.
During the years, we have produced various education packs (opposite), which you can download. Please just note that the competitions in packs from past years are now closed.
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.
Schools love to throw themselves into Northumberland Day and, for that reason, we offer a Jill Bradbury Award for the Most Inspiring School’ – one of our super-special ‘Northumbie Awards, made by local fused-glass artist, Helen Grierson. This typically goes to the school that has decorated its rooms, had pupils engage in exciting Northumberland-focused projects and done all manner of other extraordinary things to celebrate.
For primary schools, we also have the antics of our mascot Northumbear and his friends, NElephant, Oswaldain and Heartley, to keep children entertained.
We would also love to interview some teachers and pupils on the new Northumberland Day podcast, so please get in touch, so we can discuss what’s going on, how things will be in your school this Northumberland Day. We would love to be inspired by you and your children.
2021 Educational Downloads
Our 2021 Education Pack was slightly different from previous ones, focusing solely on a theme of castles – for which Northumberland is, of course, renowned.
Download our Education Pack to teach children about some Northumbrian castles and parts of a castle, whilst also accessing maths, colouring, art, games, writing and poetry inspiration, all on this great theme.
Download our worksheets, if you would like create class handouts from our templates.
2019 Educational Downloads
Please click on the images to download the educational material in PDF format