Our workshops are designed to be fun, and educational. They stimulate children's interest in Cornish heritage and culture, and aim to keep alive those games played in Cornwall during the past 150 years. Suitable for KS1, 2 and 3, we can individually tailor-make the workshops to suit your school or groups size and requirements. The aims and objectives of the workshops are to develop:-
- A basic awareness of how Cornish children lived in the past, particularly those living and working in the rural tin mining areas
- An appreciation of the differences between current and past childhoods
- Knowledge of some traditional Cornish games, action rhymes, and celtic dances
Life and Work
Cornish children's clothing in the 1900's
Find out how children used to live and work in the Cornwall of the past. Learn about their clothes, food, homes and lifestyles. Using a mixture of role-play, visual presentations, and artefact sharing, the Cornwall of the past is brought to life in your classroom or community centre.
Games, Action Rhymes and Dances
Outdoor circle games
Fun, and physical....learn traditional Cornish childhood games like 'Bobby Bingo', or 'Barley Bread'. Children of all ages will enjoy playing and singing together - great for co-operation and team work.
Stories and Craft Activities
Illustration from Cornish tale
Listen to the tale of 'James and Sarah and the road to Levant', then get crafty making paper baskets, bunting, or jingly tambourines.