Who do you think you are?

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

Explore our impressive collection of painted portraits in the Salon at Newstead Abbey and use them as a starting point for creative writing. Who were these people? What did they do all day? What were they like?

Through a series of creative writing activities, pupils will create their own character, dress up and commission a portrait from a classmate.

This session will look at creating characters and narratives and will develop the group’s knowledge and use of descriptive language.

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

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

Cost per session: £5 per child

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