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Services for schools from the Archives

Our service to the schools in the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County Borough.

Service for schools

Archives in education
Archives are a great educational resource which offer students and teachers a hands on experience with unique primary sources. They can capture pupils' imaginations because they contain local information that children can relate to. Give pupils the experience of using primary sources, let them explore information contained in interesting and unusual formats, let them conduct their own research and evaluate the resources.

Who are we?
The Archive Service for Schools is situated in the Civic Centre on Oystermouth Road.  Our service aims to make the documents in West Glamorgan Archives accessible to all ages, though a variety of means.

What do we offer?
Sessions are available only on Mondays, when we are closed to the general public.  Sessions last between 1 and 2 hours and run from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00.  Sessions run in the Archive Searchroom (Civic Centre, Swansea) are absolutely FREE.  Alternatively we can offer the same sessions at your school using facsimile documents at a cost of £35 per class per session. (Note we can only visit each school once per term).  Due to restricted space numbers must be limited to a maximum of 35.  Each session gives pupils the opportunity to use original documents such as maps, photographs, census, newspapers and diaries.

Topics
Key Stage 2

  • Rich and Poor Victorian
  • Tudors at work
  • Three Nights' Blitz

Key Stage 3

  • First World War
  • Jewish Refugees, 1933-1939

Contacts and how to book
For more information or to make a booking please contact:
Katie Millien
Tel: 01792 636589

 

Digital Resources available to schools

Details of the digital resource packs available to buy from the Archive Service.

Services offered by the Archives to Key Stage 2

These are our fixed topics. If your school is studying any other topic then please contact us because we may be able to help.

Services offered by the Archives to Key Stage 3

These are our fixed topics. If your school is studying any other topic then please contact us because we may be able to help.

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