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For contact details of Heritage and Arts education services see below
- Salisbury Playhouse
- Ageas Salisbury International Festival
- Salisbury Arts Centre
- Roche Court Educational trust
- The Pound Arts Trust
- The Young Gallery
- Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership
- Wiltshire Music Connect
- Womad Foundation
- DOCA (Devizes Outdoor Carnival Arts)
- English Heritage Stonehenge
- Salisbury Museum
- Salisbury Cathedral
- National Trust Lacock Abbey
- Wessex Archaeology
- Wiltshire Museum
- Wiltshire and Swindon History centre
- Sevington Victorian School
- Chippenham Museum
- Trowbridge Museum
- Milford Street Bridge Project, Salisbury
Arts Education Services
Beginners Please; BP delivers curriculum and social development through Salisbury Playhouse shows, artists, technicians and creative skills. Pupils enjoy workshops, professional productions and their own performances. One-off and project workshops available at the Playhouse and in schools across Wiltshire. We also offer Staff Development, support Artsmark and training and delivery a for Arts Award Discover and Explore (now age 5+)
Outreach activities, talks and online resources linked to Festival events and projects, covering performing arts, visual arts and literature, also linking to other areas of curriculum. Work experience placements. Arts Award Supporter organisation
Contact: Sophie Amstell, Learning and Participation Manager
We are a multi-art form venue working with a huge array of arts professionals; specialising in dance, drama, filmmaking, pottery and visual arts. We offer creative workshops for young people, including dance groups, filmmaking groups, an events management and promotions group that focus on events for young people and a curators group producing real life exhibitions. In addition to this, SAC offers bespoke workshops to schools that cover specific topics. We are an Arts Award Centre.
Contact: Melanie Evans, Programme Manager
01722 343 020 (admin office)
We offer introductory tours of the sculpture park and current exhibitions for schools. Designed to meet the specific needs and interests of individual groups they are appropriate for all ages and levels of knowledge. All tours are led by specialist staff and support a variety of school subjects including Art and English, as well as speaking, listening and presentation skills.
Contact: Emma Kerr, Education Officer
We are a three headed arts organisation: The Pound arts centre is a venue with auditorium, gallery, café and rehearsal spaces offering theatre, music, visual arts, film and dance. The centre is also a significant community hub; Corsham Festivals specialising in music and outdoor arts; Rural Arts Wiltshire, working in partnership with promoters all across the county presenting theatre and music events . We also offer a significant participatory programme both for those in formal education and outside of school , both at our arts centre and also in rural locations throughout Wiltshire. We are an Arts Award Centre.
Contact: Naomi Silverton (Creative Learning Officer)
We offer talks and tours at the Young Gallery Salisbury of the three gallery spaces and the programme of visiting exhibitions and permanent collections of Edwin Young (Victorian painter) and John Creasey (modern art collection). The Young Gallery holds eight collections of artwork from Victorian oil paintings to contemporary work on paper and photography. Young Gallery Learning
Contact: Peter Riley, Curator
WYAP deliver socially engaged arts projects with a clear focus on targeted groups of young people. We specialise in voice and influence of young people in the arts with very experienced arts leaders, offering MusicMatters music inclusion, Pop dance inclusion, young arts leaders programmes, peer mentor/leadership support, as well as bespoke arts projects with partners to cover issue based work.
Contact: Carrie Creamer (Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership Manager)
Telephone: 01380 826530
Wiltshire Music Connect is the Music Education Hub for Wiltshire. Music Education Hubs are funded by the government through Arts Council England and are a key part of the National Plan for Music Education. Wiltshire's Music Hub is led by Nick Howdle.
Contact: Nick Howdle
ArtCare is the arts in health service for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. As well as working within the hospital the ArtCare team works collaboratively with local schools and colleges. IThe team offers outreach creative workshops to all age students and can provide factsheets or activities for Art & Design, Science, Healthy Living, Citizenship, History (WW2) plus training support to teachers and carers. We also have temporary exhibition opportunities for schools working with us on collaborative projects.
Contact: Lesley Meaker or Penny Robbins
01722 336262 ext 4517
We strive to bring the arts of different cultures to the widest possible audience by developing intercultural learning and participation projects in arts and music. We provide bespoke educational projects and workshops, artist residencies, professional development for teachers and artists, and teaching resources which focus on cultural exchange and cross-curricula learning.
Contact: Annie Menter (Director)
We aim to increase and widen engagement, and grow appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of outdoor arts by programming the highest quality events and performances alongside an extensive artist-led participation and training programme. We offer professionally led carnival arts workshops linked to Wiltshire's two biggest community events, Devizes Carnival and Devizes Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade. Participatory workshops, including leader training, take place in the run up to the events. Workshops include skills development in costume making, giant puppets, lantern making with willow, silk flag making, easy no sew techniques. DOCA is an Arts Award Supporter organisation.
Heritage Education Services
This world renowned prehistoric monument offers students the opportunity to study the lives of people during the Neolithic era 5000 years ago through to the Bronze Age. We offer a wide range of on-site resources from led education sessions to self led resources for teachers to use on site. The school visits page includes downloadable resources while the Heritage Explorer website provides images for learning. English Heritage also has an Old Sarum teacher's kit to download. All site visits must be booked in advance.
Education Booking Team: 0370 333 0606
The Salisbury Museum offers a wide ranging programme of facilitated sessions at the museum or in school for all key stages and abilities, including SEN, covering pre-history including Stonehenge, through to Romans, Saxons and Normans. As well as led sessions, the museum welcomes schools on self-guided visits which are free to Wiltshire Council maintained schools.
Contact: Owain Hughes, Project Learning Officer
Salisbury Cathedral is a unique learning environment for children and students of all ages whether as an iconic place of worship, a place of historical significance or a building of great architectural and artistic note. Each session is tailored to ensure that it meets the requirements of the curriculum or the relevant syllabus and is led by an experienced team of teachers and trained volunteers. Visit the education programme pages for more information about the sessions which cover most curriculum areas including RE, History, Art, Citizenship and Science. Outreach service available to all Wiltshire schools.
Contact: Susan Hayter
Lacock Abbey is an ideal focus for the study of any period since medieval times. It was founded as an abbey in 1232, became a family home in the Tudor period, hit the international headlines in Victorian times when Fox Talbot invented the photographic negative here, and hosted evacuee children during the Second World War. Lacock village is a popular place for pupils to carry out a comparison of localities; its medieval road plan virtually unchanged and houses that look little different from 200 years ago. Educational visits are self-led.
For more information about school bookings call: 01249 730459
Wessex Archaeology has been a pioneer in heritage learning for over 30 years. Our dedicated Community & Education team offers a range of flexible services, suitable for KS1 and KS2 classes, including interactive archaeology workshops using real artefacts, themed on a range of historical periods, artefact loan boxes containing a selection of real artefacts and replica materials, and online resources available to download free of charge from our resources pages.
Contact: Rachel Brown, Community & Education Officer
WIltshire Museum offers a wide range of facilitated sessions for schools covering Prehistory (Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age), Romans, Saxons and Vikings, Tudors, Victorians, Toys and Homes. Sessions include object handling and practical activities including craft and role play and can be delivered in the museums or in school. Learning resources are also available to download.
Contact: Ali Rushent (Learning and Outreach Officer)
The History Centre in Chippenham provides a wide range of sessions and resources to support teaching and learning. We deliver facilitated sessions at WSHC and also provide an outreach service to schools and colleges across Wiltshire and Swindon. We use primary sources from our archives in the sessions and where possible ensure they are related to your town, village or school. Popular sessions include pre-history, local history studies, Victorians, WWI and WWII. Teacher CPD is also available, delivered either in school or at WSHC. Bespoke sessions and classroom resources can be created using our archives. Topice resource sheets are available to download on the education pages while information for all Wiltshire parishes is available on the Community History website.
Contact: Ruth Butler, Heritage Education Officer.
We offer a perfectly preserved Victorian schoolroom where our teaching team, in role, deliver a Victorian school day. The main focus is on history and literacy and an online literacy pack is available from our website with ideas for preparation and follow up work.
Curriculum Areas: All curriculum areas taught at KS1 & 2 are covered, with special emphasis on the Anglo-Saxons. Workshops available at museum or in your school (Chippenham and immediate area only for outreach sessions)
Contact: Andrew Skelton
Curriculum areas: history (Romans, Tudors, Victorians, WW2 & Post war British Life). Also Local History, Textiles and Weaving. Workshops available at Museum or in your school (West Wiltshire only for outreach sessions).
Contact: David Birks
The Milford Street Bridge Project is an award-winning community history project that has researched the story of the Milford Street area of Salisbury through its residents and buildings. The MSBP website is easy to use and there are free online school resources on childhood, local schools and shopping in Salisbury plus the intriguing link Salisbury has to the Titanic. The project also welcomes new contributions to its website.
01722 413236 / 07941 079920