Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Contact: 024 7623 7521

Website: http://www.theherbert.org/

Description

Our experienced team of award-winning professionals deliver innovative and immersive learning experiences for all.

The Museum’s educational programme offers a wide variety of Key Stage 1 – 4 sessions and programmes linked to the skills, knowledge and critical thinking required in a range of subject matters. Our learning sessions are great value for money, priced £3 per session (minimum charge £40) and are led by our experienced learning officers. Key stage 1 and 2 history sessions include learning from real artefacts and role play, including the Anglo-Saxons, the Victorians and World War Two. Art sessions cover historic and contemporary portraits, landscapes and abstract art and include practical activities such as print making, sculpture and sketching.

Rated excellent by Ofsted, our innovative Media Team offer a unique and bespoke programme of re-engagement activities for Key Stage 4. Our star programme is the award winning Creative Bridges – developed for students with learning disabilities. These popular courses are all linked to employability in the creative industries and framed around creative media.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Our learning officer led sessions are highly interactive and inspiring learning experiences. We use museum objects to tell the story of Coventry comparing the past and present and exploring how important events relate to global history. Workshops can be tailored to temporary exhibitions, showcases, new loans and displays, ensuring your students engage with the best national and international art

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
We are holders of the LOtC Quality Badge

What does a typical educational visit include?
Art & Creative Practice
Workshops are available for pupils at KS1 & 2 and workshops and tours are also available for students at KS3, 4 & 5.

Key Stages 1, 2 & 3

These sessions encourage pupils to appreciate art by looking at original objects and by creating their own art pieces in response. Pupils will learn about famous artists through history and will learn new skills and techniques.

Workshops can be tailored to temporary exhibitions, showcases, new loans and displays, ensuring your students engage with the best national and international art.

All our sessions support the Arts Award framework. We also deliver Arts Award Discover in a day at just £7 per pupil - simply choose any of our KS1 & 2 workshops.

The following sessions are available:

Exploring Paintings through Sketching

Sculpture

Pattern & Prints

Stories in Art

Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

These sessions take a more in-depth look at the purpose and meaning of art and encourage students to engage in discussions as they look at specific works of art from the collection.

The following sessions are available:

Gallery Highlights

Gallery Taster Tours

History
Key Stages 1 & 2

Our learning officer led sessions are highly interactive and inspiring learning experiences. We use museum objects to tell the story of Coventry comparing the past and present and exploring how important events relate to global history. Your pupils will look at and engage with historical evidence to understand how historians make decisions about how historical stories are told.

The following sessions are available:

Coventry Timeline

Anglo-Saxons and the Legend of Lady Godiva

The Life and Times of Victorians

Coventry at War

Literacy
Key Stages 1 & 2

Through creative storytelling, using historical art works as inspiration, your students will develop competencies in the art of speaking and listening and evaluating creative works through the language of art, craft and design.

The following session is available:

Stories in Art

What group sizes do you cater for?
Our sessions cater for one class of around 30 children at a time. It is usually possible to accommodate 2 or 3 classes in one day depending on which workshop is chosen.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Unless otherwise stated, children can take photographs as long as they turn their flash off. Photography is restricted for some exhibitions.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We provide a model risk assessment

Does your venue have an education officer?
Nicky McIntosh 0247 6237523.

What is the cost of the visit?
Sessions cost £3 per pupil (£40 minimum charge) or £5 per pupil (£60 minimum charge) for two sessions. Arts Award Discover in a Day costs £7 per pupil, including assessment and certificates. Travel bursaries of up to £200 are sometimes available for pupils taking part in two sessions, funded through the Museums & Schools programme.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
We endeavour to always have a first aider on site, however we advise schools to bring a first aider to ensure direct and prompt medical assistance.

Please list facilities available.
Shop
Café
Toilets including accessible toilet
Packed Lunch area
Space to leave coats and bags

What are your disabled facilities?
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has a range of features designed to improve accessibility.

There is level access to each gallery floor and transfer between floors by lift.
There are accessible toilets on both ground and first floors.
Gallery text panels and printed information has been designed to be easy to read.
Please note that Gallery lighting conditions vary between exhibition areas.

What are your opening days and hours?
Our normal opening hours (including bank holidays) are:

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
‘We had such a super day. It has definitely been the best trip I have taken children on. Thank you to Brian and the team. It was fantastic. The children were able to see and learn things they wouldn't have done at school. I would recommend this trip to all schools!’ October 2016

‘Excellent content - more than the typical 'curriculum' content. Children could show off what they have learned and I learnt a lot!’ October 2016

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
We run a programme of CPD events for teachers throughout the year for you to find out what we offer, learn new skills or to take some time out for inspiration from our collections.


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Historical Heritage Motorsports Museums Picnic Areas Science & Technology SEN

Curriculum Topics Covered: Design and Technology Engineering History

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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