Key information: free, on-site visit or online workshop, 1 hour per class, Key Stage 2
In this workshop children examine a range of sources about a dreadful air raid that hit Penryn in 1941, exploring the damage it caused and the impact it had on one local family. The opening presentation and question and answer session will encourage children to make connections between local and international events. They will then look at copies of original archive material and will be encouraged to extract information – introducing them to authentic historical research.
We offer a downloadable learning resource inspired by Memories about Evacuees.
In this online workshop a member of our team will provide an introduction to Cornwall in World War II and the background to the events of the air raid in Penryn via an online platform. A printable PDF of resources, a worksheet and an answer sheet will be provided so that the workshop can be carried out in the classroom by the class teacher after the introductory presentation.
Visits to Kresen Kernow
We offer free, facilitated school visits to Kresen Kernow. We are able to accommodate one class at a time in our dedicated learning rooms, and visits can last up to 3 hours. A visit will typically entail a tour of the building, including our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of history, as well as a workshop on your chosen theme using original Cornish documents from our collections.
Please note: we adhere to Ofsted and Department for Education guidelines for staff-pupil ratios. For more information, please read A teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow (2021).
Did you know that Cornwall Heritage Trust offers grants to cover travel to heritage sites across Cornwall, including Kresen Kernow? You can find out more here.