Join our character actor and find out about the grim ways the Victorian pit doctor treated the illnesses from blood-sucking leeches and broken bones to amputations without anaesthetic. Explore the themes of sickness and health in industry through objects and hands-on activities.
Combine your visit to see our new exhibition 'From Pithead to Sick Bed and Beyond'. Find out about the dangers of a miner’s life before the NHS and health and safety.
*Please note that while most pupils will enjoy the session, some of our more sensitive visitors may find the topic a little worrying. We are happy to talk through any concerns you may have.
Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, reading
Welsh Baccalaureate-Foundation and Intermediate Levels
A range of presentations, talks, object handling, workshops and character actor sessions will support the core study for the four elements for Wales, Europe and the World for Foundation and Intermediate levels of study.
Please see Teacher Notes PDF below for more information.
Essential Skills Wales/Wider Key Skills: Communication, Application of ICT.
Welsh Baccalaureate - First World War
This session will help students commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Students will explore the important role that women played in the conflict as munitions workers, nurses and Land Girls. Attention will also be given to the moving story of local conscientious objectors. These men refused to fight in the War because of their religious and political beliefs. Were conscientious objectors cowards or heroes?
Swansea had its own local 'pals' battalion. Learn about their terrible sacrifice at Mametz Wood in 1916. What were the advantages and disadvantages of local 'pals' battalions? Prior to the War thousands of German men married local women and settled down in south Wales. Find out what happened to these families when Britain declared War on Germany in 1914.
This workshop is delivered by the West Glamorgan Archives.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Three Nights' Blitz and the Home Front
Groups will be introduced to a number of original documents created during the Three Nights' Blitz including photographs, school records, newspapers, a list of those who died and a Luftwaffe target map.
This workshop is deliverd by West Glamorgan Archives.
The First World War Education Project
The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.