Key Stage 2

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HISTORY
LOCAL STUDY
ENGLISH
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PSHE
P.E

Bodmin Jail is a Georgian and Victorian treasure chest.  Spanning the 1700s to the 1900s, the prison covers a fascinating period of time and enables an exploration of the changes to social history and to crime and punishment. Nowhere else in in Cornwall can your class walk into a restored jail and come face to face with the past and the people who once lived here. 

All of our learning experiences feature themes regarding the prison, the people who were imprisoned, the crimes they committed, the Victorians and the Georgian and the worlds of the 1700 and 1800 hundreds. Our educational team are experts at delivering these themes to a range of different age groups and covering key aspects of the National Curriculum throughout your visit.

Our Educational visits run daily and include a guided tour of the prison, including the immersive Dark Walk, with activities based around your topic.  Each class have their own dedicated member of our excellent education team, taking charge of them from the moment you step off the coach right up to the end of your visit.

To book an educational visit or for more information, get in touch with us today via email groups@bodminjailattraction.co.uk or by telephone 01208 76292.

All of our visits for KS2 include a broad range of information based on why the prison was built, the people who spent their time there and the reasons they were imprisoned.

You can meet our amazing Heritage Team here

Prices from £7.60 per student with teachers and teaching assistants free entry 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

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HISTORY
LOCAL STUDY
ENGLISH
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PSHE

There is no other site in Cornwall where you can walk in the footsteps of Georgian and Victorian criminals and discover the changes to crime and punishment across three centuries. Our Crime and Punishment curriculum -based education offering brings to life the changes in crime and punishment, offering engaging case studies and an insight into local history.  As part of the experience, children will produce diary entries, have a go at making gruel and take part in prison exercises. 

Resources

Five-week lesson plan available 

  • Educational Pack provided
  • Lesson Planner
  • Classroom activities 

Week 1 and 2

  • Classroom-based, teacher led with materials provided

Week 3 

  • Visit to Bodmin Jail, tour of the prison 

Week 4 and 5

  • Classroom based, teach led with materials provided 

LIFE INSIDE AS A PRISONER

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HISTORY
LOCAL STUDY
ENGLISH
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PSHE
P.E

This curriculum-based tour brings to life the changes in crime and punishment across three hundred years.  Your class will experience first-hand examples of hard labour, prison rules and regulations and sample prison food. They will be encouraged to use creative writing to understand the life of a prisoner.

Resources

  • Lesson plan and educational pack
  • Classroom activities 

To book an educational visit or for more information, get in touch with us today via email groups@bodminjailattraction.co.uk or by telephone 01208 76292.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

SUBJECTS COVERED:

HISTORY
LOCAL STUDY
ENGLISH
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PSHE

If your students are studying A Christmas Carol then our ‘A Christmas Carol’ guided tour offers an immersive and interactive experience that will take them into the world Scrooge and the Victorians.  Meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and gain an understanding into the key theming of this seminal piece of literature. 

Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol, what was his message and why does it still resonate today? 

Resources

  • Lesson plan and educational pack
  • Classroom activities 

Please note that this tour runs from late November and throughout December.

                 

To book an educational visit or for more information, get in touch with us today via email groups@bodminjailattraction.co.uk or by telephone 01208 76292.