Welcome to our dedicated area for schools
We have been providing a wide range of unique hands-on historical activity days for school children since 1992
Our Living History Interpreters have a wealth of experience which ensures that we are a sector leader in the delivery of educational experiences both on the recreated historical sites at Murton Park and in school.
Our educational offer is delivered by our highly experienced and qualified staff who are all subject specialists. Each of our subject days link closely to the Key Stage Two History curriculum, however we are very flexible and if your group has a specific area of interest or focus, do contact us to discuss your requirements.
We pride ourselves on giving an immersive and inclusive experience for all.
Murton Park has the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge which means that we have passed a robust assessment process and that you meet schools’ learning and risk management needs, for the activities we offer.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the managing and overall awarding body for the LOtC Quality Badge, which recognises providers offering good quality LOtC and managing risk effectively. As part of this process, the Council is working to reduce bureaucracy in schools, whilst maintaining safety and quality in learning.
For teachers planning a trip to Murton Park the LOtC Quality Badge reduces the red tape associated with learning outside the classroom by making it easier for you to take your teaching beyond the classroom walls on a regular basis. For more information about LOtC please click here.
In 2010, 2015 and 2022 Murton Park have been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education. In making their award the Sandford judges noted that; “Murton Park provides, through the living history sites, an opportunity for pupils to step back into the past where they can see, think and feel what it was like for people living there at that time. The skilled, costumed living history facilitators put the pupils at the heart of their learning, supporting them throughout the day to make memories, have fun through learning and to share in the historical stories through hands on experiences.”.
The Sandford Award has celebrated and promoted high quality in heritage education since 1978 and provides independent quality assurance to sites that run formal education programmes. More than 500 heritage sites and services across the British Isles have received the prestigious quality mark over the past four decades including historic houses, museums and galleries, archives and libraries, castles and forts, places of worship, wildlife parks, historic gardens and landscapes, industrial heritage, and open-air museums.
The Awards focus on formal, curriculum-linked education opportunities offered to schools and colleges by heritage sites and services, although recognition is also made of informal learning such as family programmes. The Awards are made annually and are non-competitive.