FREE School visits to Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM)
At SAM, we have exhibits and events aimed at engaging children and young people of all ages and abilities, giving them an opportunity to have a good time and learn about history at the same time. We are keen to work with local schools as we have a display of local artefacts dating from 6,000 years ago to the twentieth century, lots of interpretive material, posters and many opportunities to get ‘hands on’ with real ancient material as well as creative and fun activities. The exhibits and activities can also be used for cross-curricular work in addition to history.
Thanks to an initiative involving SAM, JSR Farms and Natural England, we are in a position to offer a number of free visits to SAM by school groups of between 6 and 30 children. These visits will be scheduled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so, if you are interested, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your staff to tailor a visit to the needs of your pupils.
Making the most of your School Visit to SAM Planning
The planning visit is an opportunity to ask any questions about SAM’s collection and ‘hands on’ activities and see how they fit in with the aspects of the new National Curriculum. Several of our volunteer guides are current or retired teachers who are conversant with the National Curriculum and can discuss your needs with you. See also some of how SAM’s exhibits can help address various aspects of the current National Curriculum.
All of SAM’s exhibits are local in origin and relate to people, places and events in the history of East Yorkshire between the Neolithic and the twentieth century. SAM’s Quiz can be used as a way of engaging pupils with technology changes over time.
They can be used to illustrate, for example, how changes in prehistory, the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods affected how people lived here. We can interpret our material in any way that you feel is appropriate.
Access and Safety
On the day of your visit
Please contact SAM at 01377 271180 if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss this further.
*The Natural England evaluation form can be downloaded from their website on http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/funding/es/forms/default.aspx