English poet William Wordsworth once stayed with the Pinney’s in Bristol. After his visit a household towel was discovered missing! This fun and informative school workshop explores different aspects of Georgian life through a number of literacy-focused activities.
Join William’s sister Dot and the housekeeper Mrs Flannel in the search for the missing towel. Will you solve the case?
• Work in 2 groups and take part in English and Drama activities both above and below stairs
• Explore the basement kitchen to discover Georgian tastes in food (nonsense poems using adjectives, verbs and nouns)
• Visit the Dining Room to discover the rules of a Georgian society ball – will you master the art of ‘Fanology’ (speaking and listening, drama)
• Create a wordy ‘cabinet of curiosities’ in the Library (questioning and opinion)
• Take part in an 18th century fashion show and describe Georgian style (drama, similes and metaphor)
Suitable for: Year 4-6
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session
Session availability: This workshop is bookable on Mondays and Tuesdays between April and December 2019. We have two sessions available at 11am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-2.00pm.
Please note we are only able to accommodate one class of up to 35 children in The Georgian House Museum at any one time.
Picnic: Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Enjoy it at Brandon Hill off Great George Street
“I like the way English/Literacy was woven throughout the historical experience (adjectives, adverbs, comparisons and similes) with knowledge of the time.”
“I loved the ‘cupboard of curiosities’ idea which I have used already in my English lesson and was a success! Thank you!”
Images ©Barbara Evripidou
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