If you would like to explore all of our learning opportunities, please click here.

Keystages: Key stage 2

Creative writing

Creative writing

Let your pupils’ imaginations run wild, inspired by the wonderful objects and artworks at Cannon Hall or the Cooper Gallery.

Look, Make, Print

Look, Make, Print

Pupils will explore artwork from the Cooper Gallery collection, focussing on colour, line and shape before relocating to Experience Barnsley to develop techniques to create their own linocut prints.

Portraits and self identity (trip)

Portraits and self identity (trip)

Pupils will become immersed in original works from the Cooper Gallery collection, learning new ways of looking at and interpreting art.

Mill Tour

Mill Tour

Discover the history of the Mill through the ages and explore the stories of the people who have lived and worked here.

A Material World

A Material World

Explore Elsecar, handle objects and see the magnificent Newcomen Beam Engine in action in this full or half day STEM workshop

Virtual Victorians

Virtual Victorians

Bring your Victorians topic to life in the classroom with our live 45 minute online workshop!

Romans

Romans

Find out more about life in the Roman times.

Victorians

Victorians

Explore life as a Butler or Housekeeper with our Victorian Servant loan box

Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing Resources

Support the wellbeing of your pupils with our specially created pack of lesson plans, videos and audio tracks created by experts in their field.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Bring your class to the Town Hall – heart of Barnsley’s democracy – to learn all about how to create a successful political campaign

Portraits, Art and Design

Portraits, Art and Design

Have a go at a range of art and design techniques including sketching, oil painting, sculpture and watercolour and practice creating your own portrait.

Portraits and self-identity (Outreach)

Portraits and self-identity (Outreach)

Your pupils will become artists for this two-hour session where they will learn the basics of portraiture including proportion and detailed drawing of facial features.

Industry and physical processes

Industry and physical processes

Learn about the coal mining and ironworks processes at Elsecar through practical experiments and discovery of important inventions which helped put this village on the international map.

Life at Cannon Hall

Life at Cannon Hall

Find out about jobs through the ages at Cannon Hall from the Victorian Cook to the modern-day gardener.

Coal Mining

Coal Mining

Discover Barnsley’s mining heritage from protests to pit ponies with our interactive 'talking’ loan box.

WW2

WW2

Pupils meet the Cook and Land Girl at Cannon Hall and become evacuees for the day in this immersive workshop.

Victorian Kitchen

Victorian Kitchen

Your pupils will transform into Victorian servants for the day! Come and join us!