Activities for children and young people
We offer children and young people the opportunity to use archive resources, including photographs, maps, letters and diaries, to explore Herefordshire’s past and explore the lives of its people. Much of this work is conducted with partner organisations as an element of specific projects. The use of archives in this way always adds a rich dimension to the learning experience and a deeper understanding of the past. HARC also offers work placement opportunities for students from Year 10 onwards. Students usually spend a week with us experiencing the range of activities associated with archive work.
How we work with schools
We provide set half day archive sessions for schools either at HARC or at school. These include an exploration of Tudor life using real wills from the period and a chance to write using a quill pen. A re-enactment of a Tudor court, with real cases, forms part of this session. Local life in Victorian times, using documents relevant to particular schools, is also offered as a session. Working with local maps, photographs and other sources helps students to understand and relate to the past. We are happy to provide archive sessions on topics requested by schools of all levels.
How much do we charge?
Half day set session (at HARC or school) – £70 / Half day bespoke session (at HARC or school) – £90