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Key Stage 2

Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

60’s Fashion and the Woollen Industry

National Wool Museum

Despite the decline of the Woollen Industry after the Second World War, there was a short revival during the 1960’s, due to demand from the Fashion Industry and the influence of Mary Quant. Come and see our collection of welsh designed clothes from the 60’s, and watch a film of them paraded in a fashion show. Discover the designs, styles and influences of Mary Quant and compare today’s fashion with the fashion of the 60’s. Explore 60’s patterns by looking at geometric and symmetric patterns and design your own pattern or garment.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

Craft Workshops

National Wool Museum

We can also provide a variety of craft workshops, including weaving and felt making. Your pupils can get creative and discover for themselves the fascinating world of textile production and design.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

Create a Water Wheel

National Wool Museum

A practical, hands-on workshop exploring the water wheel and simple pulley system. Look at how the woollen industry harnessed the power of water to turn cogs and pulleys to operate machinery. Working in groups pupils will create their own water wheel and explore the power of water as a natural resource.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

From Fleece to Fabric

National Wool Museum

Follow the traditional process of creating textiles from the fleece to the finished cloth. Discover the skills involved in the large scale manufacture compared to the hand processes. Experience demonstrations of working machinery and a range of hands-on activities with your very own craftsperson.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Adult Learners, Communities, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

The museum Trail

National Wool Museum

A tour of the Museum will enhance pupils learning as they see the development from the Domestic Industry to the Industrial Machinery and stories of the people who lived and worked in the local community.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Adult Learners, Communities, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

The Village trail

National Wool Museum

A village trail brings the effect of the Industrial Revolution to life as you discover the sites of old factories, compare the houses of the Mill owners to those of the workers, and see the growth of the village, through its churches, chapels, shops and community hall.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

The Woollen Industry and the Victorian Era

National Wool Museum

The Industrial Revolution dramatically altered the face and pace of woollen production in Wales. Explore the factors behind the rise of the Woollen Industry in Drefach Felindre. The session includes a slide show of images, group discussion and curriculum based activities.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

Wonderful Wool

National Wool Museum

Explore the properties and products of wool in a facilitated session in the Museum’s Textile Gallery. Discuss why wool is the right material for the job as you dress up, examine patterns and handle collections, from traditional Welsh costume and carthenni to current fashion trends.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Kaffe Fassett at the National Wool Museum

National Wool Museum

Come and see an exhibition of exquisite knitwear by the internationally renowned textile designer, Kaffe Fassett. This American born artist is best known for his colourful designs. Worksheets and activities related to colour and pattern will be available to help explore the work.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Available until end of October 2013
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Textile Trail

National Wool Museum

Professional artist Julia Griffiths Jones has created five pieces of work that are displayed around the Museum. An activity has been created to engage children with each piece. Julia’s work offers a contemporary and personal response to the collection and the trail allows pupils to respond creatively to the museum.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeIn school
Key Stage 2

Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation

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St Fagans National History Museum
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Wool Museum
National Slate Museum
National Roman Legion Museum

Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.

More information www.museumwales.ac.uk/scan/bulbs

Apply now: https://scan.wufoo.com/forms/spring-bulbs-for-schools-application-form/

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Sept - March
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.

Information

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Dre-fach Felindre
April–September: 10am–5pm, daily; October–March: 10am to 5pm, Tues–Sat

Phone:
(029) 2057 3070

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