Lincoln Cathedral

Free teacher training days will be hosted at Lincoln Cathedral to provide support for those teaching History in local areas. 

The next Heritage Schools CPD (Continued Professional Development) session will take place on  Thursday 7th June, with further dates to be announced for the rest of the year. 

It follows a recent event organised by the Lincoln Cathedral Connected team which provided teachers with a tool kit to help their pupils gain an understanding and appreciation of their local heritage and its significance. 

Sally Bleasdale, education outreach officer at Lincoln Cathedral, said: “It was such a delight to share details about the rich history of the Cathedral and Lincoln with local teachers. Knowing that details of Lincoln’s heritage is being passed on to children in the local area is very exciting.”  

What do the sessions involve?

The sessions, facilitated by Historic England, offer a practical, hands-on experience and look at how aerial photographs of Lincoln and historic maps can spark interest for local study in schools.

The training day showed attendees how to trace changes over time and develop chronological understanding and welcomed teachers from a number of schools across the region, ranging from early years to secondary school teachers. 

It also provided a step-by-step guide on how to carry out a local history study using census data and free websites, with the aim of giving children a sense of pride in where they live.

Teachers received a free pack of maps and photos, a ‘how to’ guide, access to free resources from a member only website and a downloadable timeline on Lincoln. Attendees were also provided with a wealth of ideas on how to apply this knowledge and skills for cross-curricular subjects. 

Details of the upcoming teacher training days will be announced in due course.

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