Dream Houses


English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work. History- significant person in history

Exploring the rooms at Newstead Abbey, the group will find out about some of the strange and unusual events that took place there when it was lived in by the poet Lord Byron; his habit of doing pistol practice in the Great Hall and the fact you might meet his pet bear on the stairs!

The group will use these stories as a stimulus to create comics book images and text to imagine and describe their own dream houses. The group will then create a set of rules for their dream houses and what they might allow or disallow within them using sentences with imperatives.

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12pm or 1pm–2.30pm

Cost per session:£5 per child

This session can be combined with a house tour, or another of our creative sessions to create a full day for your class.

For further information or to make a booking contact the Schools Programmes on 0115 876 1420 or email schools.programmes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk