Workshops

A group of secondary school children standing outside looking at the exterior of the Tudor Temple Newsam House

Local History GCSE Tours

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Tailor made tours for GCSE students exploring the values, beliefs and attitudes of families who lived at Temple Newsam.
A young girl is dressed in traditional Tudor costume including head wear and a ruff

Virtual Classroom: Dress to Impress

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Virtual classroom workshop focussing on Tudor history through costume and the collections of Temple Newsam House, making contrasts between life then and now.
Health and hygiene

Health and Hygiene

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Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?
Hideous history monks and tudors

Hideous History – Monks and Tudors

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Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?
Power and politics

Power and politics

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Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.
What was it like to be a monk

What was it like to be a Monk at Kirkstall Abbey?

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We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.