The Story of…..the Story

Lancashire Archives

  • Activity
  • KS 2
  • Ancient History
  • History
  • Literacy

HALF DAY (approx. 2 hours)

Take a trip through the pages of time at the Lancashire Archives as we examine the development of books, pens and writing in general in this interactive and immersive session.

Pupils will examine the role of Stone Age man in developing writing, how the Egyptians used a simple plant to make writing easier and how the medieval scribe mass produced books and documents. The session also includes a behind the scenes look at the archive store, home of thousands of documents dating back hundreds of years. Pupils will investigate the use of seals in Medieval England and make one to take back to school. This fascinating, cross curricular session will show how technology has changed how we access books, and how literacy for all is a very modern concept.

Lancashire County Council Schools

£3 per pupil

All academies on non-Lancashire County Council Schools

£4 per pupil

All accompanying adults are free of charge

Venue Info

For more information on the Lancashire Archives please visit the venue page

Lancashire Archives 


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