We are excited to launch our new Fusion energy animation and are lucky to have Hannah Brown as a member of our learning team. Her animation brings to life this current environmental topic and encourages us to ponder both the past and the future! We even have a Tokamak physicist speaking on the film – very inspiring!
We are linking to our prehistoric gold artefacts on site and from November 10th to February 20th we also have the British Museum Spotlight loan exhibition Gathering Light: a Bronze Age golden sun. We are going all bling and showing off the amazing Shropshire Sun Pendant!
Our prehistory workshops will include a tour of the exhibition but we thought we’d showcase the importance of the sun in this new Power of the Sun learning resource.
Science teachers (primary and secondary) will find this free resource a great introduction to this physics topic too.
We hope you enjoy it.Read More
See beneath the city and journey back to Roman Lincoln. We unveiled the seven sites of Hidden Lindum Colonia last week as part of our Festival of Archaeology: Exploring local Places.
Take your students on an interactive trail of Lindum Colonia. Follow the map and explore the hidden city between The Collection Museum and Lincoln Castle.
The trail starting point is the Roman villa that was underneath The Collection Museum!Read More
With all the restrictions imposed upon us as a result of the pandemic, sadly we are not able run our wonderful Poppy Remembrance workshops this year with the fabulously talented Ruth Pigott. However after speaking to both Ruth and the celebrated poet Ash Dickinson, who many schools have worked with before, we have put together both a KS1 and KS2 workshop which are available on our Aviation Section of the Investigate website
STANLEY AND THE PURPLE POPPIES
Head over and meet Stanley, Ruth Pigott’s adorable puppet dog, who will tell you all about the bravery of animals during times of conflict and make your own Stanley puppet!
LEST WE FORGET…
Meet inspirational poet Ash Dickinson and get some tips on how to write and enjoy poetry. Ash has recorded a very special video poetry workshop which will help you to reflect on the sacrifices made for us during wartime to be able to live the lives we do todayRead More
Aviation Learning have just launched a series of new learning resources all based around WW2
Do you know how many sweets you would be able to have on a week’s ration? What might you use to make cakes with instead of sugar? How to make your own plant pot and grow your own vegetables?
Find out the answers to these and many more by looking out for our new WW2 worksheets in the Aviation Learning resources section.Read More
Learning Experiences at our sites
We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome you all back for our learning workshops and guided learning sessions at the Lincoln heritage sites (Lincoln Castle, The Collection and Museum of Lincolnshire Life).
Over the summer we will be finalising our plans for this in order to ensure your safety.
Keep an eye on our website for updates.
Investigate Learning have recently become an Arts Award centre and we are busy planning our new offers. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support your pupils in gaining their Arts Awards.
As an Artsmark Partner we work with many schools and colleges to support their creative arts journey.
Museums and Schools Aviation Learning Project
Our Aviation learning team continue to offer their exciting range of workshops across the Aviation sites of Lincolnshire. Schools will be invited to join in with both digital and onsite activities, as well as offering the Discover at Home Arts Award.
Outreach Loans Kits – Investigate Learning on Tour
Our loans kits are available in September (new T & Cs for Covid-19) and we will also be launching some new ones in the Autumn. These will focus upon interpretation skills and designing your own exhibitions.
These larger kits are based upon topics such as Prehistory, Early Medieval and Creative Arts (four new Arts kits).
Look out for the launch in the Autumn!
Our digital learning resources from lockdown are available on the site websites below. We are looking to further develop our digital offer and would be interested to hear from you regarding the areas you would like us to support and focus upon where we can. This could lead to the development of project packs for gallery tours and Arts awards or something else…
We are open to ideas for the development of our digital support activities linked our sites and collections! Let us know how we might help.Read More
The Investigate learning team have been reformatting all of their outreach kits and will have four new Creative Arts kits – with canvases and other arts artefacts alongside the history kits.
One of the new Creative Arts kits being developed for the Autumn will have a Lincoln theme and this learning resource invites you to have a go at landscape drawing/painting.
Here we have Turner’s watercolour painting from our collection to inspire you to get creative! We will be launching the new offer over the summer so watch this space!
Thank you to The Mighty Creatives for their help and support for this new project.Read More
This week along with the nation, Aviation Learning are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020.
We are focusing on the theme of a ‘Stay at Home Street Party’!
Our learning activities will include making decorations such as bunting and paper chains, recreating WW2 recipes for food and drink, dancing, games and songs from the era that you can learn from home!
- VE Day Cheers
- VE day Singing
- VE Day Food Recipes
- VE Day Skip to my lou
- VE Day Playtime
- VE Day Make a paper chain
- VE Day Time for a story
- VE Day Decorate with bunting
During the closures the Investigate Learning team are busy working behind the scenes planning and updating our exciting learning offers. We are uploading learning resources for aviation learning on this site and also at the following sites
The learning resources will be added to each week and will focus upon the learning offers in Heritage and Creative Arts. If you have any areas of our work and sites that you would like us to focus upon then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll see what we can do!
We very much look forward to seeing you on the sites soon!
During the closures our Aviation Learning team are busy working behind the scenes planning the exciting Museums and Schools programme. They will be uploading some new resources on this website during the Spring you can see what they have been up to last year in the film by Stuart Riley for the D Day Jamborees that we held at East Kirkby.Read More