Bringing history to life outside the classroom

Outdoor learning experiences have been proven to help pupils with key skills development across a range of curriculum subjects, and can help to spark a long term interest in the environment and develop a deeper understanding of the historical events that have shaped our present and will shape our future.

English Heritage Education provides free entry to over 400 sites across the country for all learning groups as well as offering enriching learning experiences as part of hands-on expert-led workshops designed for different groups across the key stages, and free downloadable resources to support your teaching in and out of the classroom.

Tes and English Heritage have teamed up to produce this creative learning hub designed to bring history to life in and out of the classroom. Read on for inspirational features, school trip ideas and planning tips, films and helpful resources.

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Learning resources

Take the hassle our of planning school trips and enhance your student’s learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom, with our range of educational resources and teachers’ packs featured below. For more resources please click here

Carisbrooke Castle

This resource pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Carisbrooke Castle, which provides essential insight into defences and life in a medieval castle.

Scarborough Castle

This resource pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Scarborough Castle, which provides essential insight into 3,000 years of history.

Stonehenge

This pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Stonehenge, providing essential insight into the story of Stonehenge from the Neolithic period to the present day.

Durbar Wing at Osborne House

This resource pack will help teachers plan a visit to the Durbar Wing at Osborne House, which demonstrates Queen Victoria’s love of Indian culture.

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