Object handling allows pupils to use all their senses and leads to a more memorable experience.
Our loan boxes are a great way to bring a subject to life and enhance classroom-based learning. Digital resources are provided alongside the loan boxes with background information on the artefacts and ideas on how to use them in the classroom.
The Silk Heritage loan boxes contain a number of real artefacts including;
* Silk cocoons, silk buttons, and weaving shears,
* Skeins of silk, bobbins, pirns, printing blocks and Jacquard punch cards,
* Fabric samples,
* Photograph packs.
We also have two videos that you will be provided with alongside the box for use in the classroom. There is a video from our Victorian school room in which the children will be led through a lesson. There is also an introductory mill tour video where the children will be told all about working life in the mill for children.
£45 for a half term
£75 for a full term
Schools are responsible for collecting and returning the loan box to the Silk Museum.
Safety First: We constantly review our loan procedures and follow government guidance and operate processes used by public libraries.
We operate socially distant collection and return procedures, payment will be required via BACS and there will be a quarantine period for materials between loans. Please contact us for further information.