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Our Schools Programme has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; your assurance of excellence in the delivery of challenging, exciting and creative hands-on learning from the Arts & Heritage Service. In our packed programme - inspired by the borough’s impressive art, archives and museum collections - you will find a choice of high quality engaging cultural opportunities essential for your students’ personal development and the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Last year over 17,000 learners participated with our service to engage with their local cultural offer. Support your schools’ commitment to outstanding practise by working with Touchstones Rochdale and give your pupils the skills they need to contribute fully as active citizens. We very much look forward to working with you in the academic year ahead. Karen Vine Education Co-ordinator

Text of Touchstones Rochdale Schools Programme 2016-17 by Link4Life

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    DESIGNED FOR THE NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM

    EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY & SECONDARY

    2016/2017

    SCHOOLSPROGRAMME

    BRINGING YOUR CURRICULUM

    TO LIFE!

  • Primary School Sport & PEThe Link4Life School Sport and PE Programme Manager will arrange a personal meeting with your school to ensure an effective programme is in place which meets your needs.Link4Life will provide a PE and School Sport specialist qualified in a minimum of one Level 2 National Governing Body Sport and a Level 3 in Supporting PE and School Sport. The PE specialist in the first instance will deliver sport and physical activity during curricular and extra-curricular periods as agreed. All PE specialists are vetted through the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and are trained and experienced with regard to safeguarding and risk assessment procedures.

    Contact for further information To find out more about the range of programmes available to schools or to book a PE and Sport specialist please contact Jonathan Hayhurst:

    Tel: 01706 926231 | Mob: 07580 764460 | Email: jonathan.hayhurst@link4life.org

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    5200 per academic year

    1300 per academic year

    2800 per academic year

    Prices:Half day: 300

    Full day: 500

    Delivered by qualified PE and Sport staff, DBS checked and fully trained.

    Inclusive fun for all ages and abilities.

    Includes Agility Course. Ideal for events and sports days.

    15% discount

    for Schools engaging in PE and School Sport Programme

    Inflatable Assault Course for Hire

  • SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

    WHAT WE OFFER School Workshops: our outstanding cross-curricular school workshops bring learning to life with original and replica artefacts, role play and strong pupil involvement.

    Outreach Workshops: bring the magic and wonder of Touchstones Rochdale to your school with our hands-on National Curriculum focused outreach workshops.

    Loan Boxes: our very popular Loan Box Service is free to borrowers within the Rochdale Borough. Each box contains original and replica artefacts and is designed to support study topics including history, geography, art and local studies. They encourage learners to use all their senses and help pupils to develop the important skill of drawing conclusions based on an examination of evidence, together with an understanding of the limitations and reliability of evidence. Furthermore, they are ideal for generating group and class discussion.

    Self-guided Visits: a superb, cost effective way for your class to access culture for free! Start your planning by downloading our exhibitions brochure from www.link4life.org/touchstones.

    Arts Award Supporter: Touchstones Rochdale offers a wide range of activities and resources that can contribute to a young persons Arts Award. From workshops and curator talks to opportunities to see and review exhibitions and artefacts to inspire creative responses. Look out for the Arts Award Supporter logo throughout this programme.

    Teacher CPDs: our fun and informative CPDs are delivered by field experts and will give you lots of cross-curricular activities to take back to the classroom.

    If we want the next generation to understand the pivotal role that our cultural heritage has played in shaping the Britain we live in today then we need to inspire a love of art, design, music, drama and culture from the very first day of young persons education and keep it going throughout the rest of their life.

    Department for Education, The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (July 2015)

    2016/2017

    BOOK NOW: 01706 924931 OR KAREN.VINE@LINK4LIFE.ORG

    WELCOMEOur Schools Programme has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; your assurance of excellence in the delivery of challenging, exciting and creative hands-on learning from the Arts & Heritage Service.

    In our packed programme - inspired by the boroughs impressive art, archives and museum collections - you will find a choice of high quality engaging cultural opportunities essential for your students personal development and the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.

    Last year over 17,000 learners participated with our service to engage with their local cultural offer. Support your schools commitment to outstanding practise by working with Touchstones Rochdale and give your pupils the skills they need to contribute fully as active citizens.

    We very much look forward to working with you in the academic year ahead.

    Karen VineEducation Co-ordinator

    Our Schools Programme has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

    4 Introducing the Arts & Heritage Service

    5-9 KS1 & KS2 History

    10-12 War & Remembrance

    13 Ani-Make History

    14-15 Rochdale Pioneers Museum

    16-18 Our Local History

    19 Modern Foreign Languages: French Fusion

    20-21 Literacy: Storytelling, Poetry & Rhyme

    22 Wildlife & Rivers

    23 Puppet Science Adventures

    24 Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

    25 Self-Guided Visits

    26-27 Artplus & Creative Computer Coding

    28-29 Meet the Facilitators

    30-31 Loans Boxes

    32-33 Workshop Planner

    34 Exhibitions Programme

    35 How to Book

    Im proud to be from Rochdale!! Great value - the children learned lots. Year 2 teacher (Rochdale)

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  • Make sure you receive an up-to-date copy of our exhibitions and events programme and invitations to our launch events. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST BY RINGING 01706 924492.

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    With captivating Art Galleries, an enthralling Museum, Local History Centre, Visitor Information Centre & Gift Shop, Touchstones Rochdale has something special for everyone. Why not pay a visit and relax with some stunning art and discover the fascinating and rich history of the borough.

    MuseumOur family friendly Museum is the place to find out all about Rochdale boroughs heritage from famous faces to the lives of ordinary people, theres lots to see and do.

    Outreach DisplaysSee more of the boroughs Museum, Art Gallery and Local Studies collections in the display cases at Heywood Sports Village and Middleton Arena.

    Art GallerySee a wide variety of exhibitions in the Art Gallerys four gallery spaces including those from the local community in Gallery One, selections from the boroughs impressive art collection in Gallery Two and work by contemporary artists in Galleries Three and Four.

    Schools ServiceIf you are a school or educational group looking for exciting and engaging learning experiences, then why not visit Touchstones Rochdale.

    Our expert-led sessions support the new national curriculum and we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which is a nationally recognised indicator of high quality educational provision.

    Download our Schools Programme from our website or ring the Education Team on 01706 924931.

    Arts and Heritage Resource CentreThis is where we keep and care for our Museum, Art Gallery and Local Studies collections. The centre is fully accessible and tours can be organised for small groups to visit. You can also arrange to meet a curator and get help with identifying and researching objects.

    The Resource Centre is open Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm. Visits arranged by appointment only - ring 01706 641085.

    Local History CentreDiscover the past for yourself first hand. Whether youre interested in local history, want to trace your family roots or just want to know a little more about the street you live on, we can help you find out more. Our collections include maps, photographs, ephemera, archives and local newspapers on microfilm. Free internet access including ancestry.com is also available. Just pop in and our friendly staff will help with your enquiries. Find out more at www.facebook.com/RochdaleLocalHistory

    Not only does cultural education build the cultural literacy of our pupils, it also has the ability to build positive character traits amongst pupils such as confidence, perseverance, and the ability to co-operate with ones peers. Department for Education, The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Oct 2015)

    Visitor Information CentreDont just stop in Touchstones Rochdale, let the Visitor Information Centre provide you with details of places to visit including local, regional and national attractions. Information about events and accommodation is available. We can also arrange group tours of Touchstones Rochdale and other local heritage venues. Call 01706 924928 to discuss your requirements.

    Venue HireTouchstones Rochdale offers a unique venue for meetings and events. Our studio space and meeting room are available for hire. Ring 01706 924492 for more details.

    ShopThe place to get that unique card or gift. We stock a range of souvenirs, postcards, local crafts, jewellery, books and pocket money gifts for children.

    INTRODUCING THE ARTS & HERITAGE SERVICE

  • GRANNY SUS HISTORICAL ADVENTURESGranny Sus historical adventures make learning about the past fun for younger children. During these cross-curricular sessions your students will develop an awareness of the past; identify similarities and differences between the ways of life in different periods whilst improving their thinking and enquiry skills.

    Cost: 65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the yearTime: 10am 11.30am & 1pm 2.30pm

    Toys Past & Present This lively and fun-packed activity session e