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The National Civil War Centre arms itself for at-home learning

Posted onPosted on 26th Mar

Since the National Civil War Centre’s temporary closure began last Wednesday, its Learning Team has been hard at work on a raft of projects to support both parents teaching from home and adults who are isolated.

Last week, while possible and ensuring they adhered to Government’s social distancing advice, the museum’s Learning Team were on-site at the National Civil War Centre, at Newark Castle and the Sconce creating fascinating content which will soon be available to enjoy online.

They are now continuing to work from home, creating guided tours, interactive games, illuminating podcasts and more as well as ‘Making History’ craft tutorials intended to help people use what they have at home to create exciting history-themed projects.

The Centre’s Easter activities, ‘Brilliant Ballads!’, due to take place next month, have been cancelled but the team are working on ways that they can still be enjoyed online. They’re creating stop-motion craft videos and YouTube videos, including workshops to make your own drums and bagpipes from items you’ll find around the home.

Sarah Clarke, Team Leader for Learning and Participation, said: “While we’re, of course, sad that our plans have had to change, we’re also enormously excited at the opportunity to flex our team’s boundless creativity, to help parents who’ve been faced with the challenge of home learning and to help keep people engaging with fresh interesting content during this difficult time.”

To keep up to date with what they’re doing follow the National Civil War Centre’s Facebook page at