Discovering the Stone Age
Become archaeological detectives to uncover life in the Stone Age. See and touch original objects and follow the clues to find out how our ancestors lived and who they were living with!
Experience the past by living it! Wash clothes like a servant, play with toys from the past or discover how much the seaside and going to school have really changed in the last 150 years.
Bexley: The Slavery Connection
These Teachers’ Resource Notes offer a history of Bexley’s connections with the Transatlantic Slave Trade and a set of teaching activities using the Bexley Museum and Archive Collections. We also have a loans box to support this subject in the classroom. Both offer advice on teaching this emotive area of history.
This resource was developed in collaboration with local historian Cliff Pereira internationally renowned for his work on Black and Asian history and the Bexley African Caribbean Community Association (BACCA) in 2007.
This often neglected but integral part of British, African and West Indian history is relevant to all of Bexley’s residents, it shows the impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the borough in which we live. These resources acknowledge those who were involved with the trade as well as those who fought and campaigned against it, including the enslaved Africans themselves.
These resources also discuss the impact and legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade including racism.
Please note the Sections 4 and 5 use images already downloaded with Sections 1-3. See Teacher’s Resource Pack for details.
Grow your own veggies, go on a mini-beast safari, learn all about fair trade, dress up as a butterfly or meet a real owl! Pick the session that suits you the most. Also learn about Mr L Newman and his son Hugh who were world famous lepidopterists and had a butterfly farm in Old Bexley from 1890s – 1960s. These resources provide information about the symmetry of butterflies, their life cycle and their place in the wider environment. Risk Assessments also include Bexley Butterfly House and Jambs Owls Experience.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW – SUMMER
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW – WINTER
MR NEWMAN’S BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES
MINI BEAST SAFARI
Risk Assessments for Bexley Butterfly House and Jambs Owls Experience are included in the assessments listed above.
Whether you have budding authors, drama queens or bear hunters we have a session to suit all ages! Choose from storytelling, writing or drama.
Find out how the Roman Army brought more than weapons to Britain sowing the seeds of a different culture and many of the plants we know today.
Please see the resource for How Does Your Garden Grow under Environmental Sessions.