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Farmhouse Takeover

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Your class will become history investigators in this fun, hands-on learning session designed to bring the daily routine of a rural Ulster farming family in the 1900s to life. Working together in groups, pupils will have the chance to takeover Corradreenan Farmhouse, and get busy with the kinds of chores that children did in the past– using real museum tools and equipment. It’s not all housework though, as there are plenty of jobs needing tended to out in the yard too, so bring your wellies and prepare to get your hands dirty! Our team will help your class reflect on the connection between farm life and the changing seasons and explore themes relating to food and farming. There’ll be a chance to taste some home-made soda bread, and discuss where our food came from in the past and where it comes from today. At the end of the session, we find out who thinks they could live in the early 1900s, and who would prefer to stay in the present day with all our modern conveniences!

Key activities:

  • Egg collecting
  • Soda bread tasting
  • Laundry chores
  • Yard clean up
  • Visiting the animals and turf shed

Price: £60 per class 

Key Stages: 1 & 2

Available to book: 8th April 23 – 30th June 24