Heritage Training for Teachers

The Chase & Chalke area is rich in heritage; from the extraordinary Dorset Cursus, the largest Neolithic earthwork in Britain to the tales of 18th century smugglers, from the foundation of Shaftesbury’s abbey to the rifle ranges near Bokerley Dyke on Martin Down.

We’re delighted to offer a free training sessions to Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Trainee Teachers and Home Schoolers of all school age groups in and around the Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Wimborne, Tisbury, Warminster, Fordingbridge and Blandford areas.

Teachers learning about historical records
Teachers learning more about historical records

The training will be delivered by Historic England’s Local Heritage Education Manager Michael Gorely and Archive Education Manager Cat McHarg, and will cover techniques and ideas on how to use resources to explore local history and delve into the fascinating prehistoric archaeology of the Cranborne Chase area and how it can be used in a school setting.

The training will capitalise on the extraordinary, unique heritage of Cranborne Chase and suggest great places to get started with a local heritage study.

Participants will explore how to use primary sources, such as historical street directories, census returns, historical maps and aerial photography to extend children’s understanding of how people lived in the past and help develop their knowledge of their local heritage and its significance.

The cost of supply teachers and support can be met so please enquire when making your booking. Refreshments are included in the training but please bring your own lunch.

Venues & Times:

Wednesday 2nd November: Salisbury Museum 10am to 3pm

Thursday 10th November: Museum of East Dorset, Wimborne 9.30am to 3pm

Friday 11th November: Blandford Parish Centre, Blandford 9.30am to 3pm.

To book visit our EventBrite page and for more information or if you have any questions please email the Project Support Officer: Rebecca.roou@cranbornechase.org.uk or call 01725 517417

Cranborne Chase Chase and Chalke Heritage Fund