The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) is offering three for two educational activities at two attractions in Nottingham – the Galleries of Justice Museum and City of Caves – throughout May.
Curriculum links at the Galleries of Justice Museum and City of Caves include History, Law, Citizenship, British Values, PSHE, English, Geography, Drama and Entertainment.
The NCCL team offers hands-on curriculum linked activities such as Cave Explorers, Police Station Tours and Victorian CSI.
One example activity schools can book is Nottingham Rocks, which allows students to take an ‘archaeological journey’ beneath some of Nottingham’s famous streets.
The activity links to the Key Stage Two Geography curriculum and focuses on navigating the caves carved into the city’s land stone and using map skills.
The second part of the session can see schools looking at the formation of sandstone before comparing this with other rock types.
Children can use real rocks to identify the properties of different types of rock and how they fit into the rock cycle.
Other curriculum links include Local History and Science, and covered topics include locational knowledge, local history, geography caves, rocks, geology, uses of caves and earth science.
About the Galleries of Justice Museum
The Galleries of Justice Museum is housed in what was once a Victorian courtroom, gaol and police station where individuals were arrested, sentenced and executed in the past.
The courtrooms date back to the 14th century, whereas the gaol dates back to 1449. The building was used as a police station from 1905 until 1985, with the courts closing the following year.
About the City of Caves
The City of Caves attraction consists of a network of caves carved out of sandstone, which have been used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars and as an air raid centre.
The caves are accessed from the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and reach beneath houses, shops and offices of the town centre.