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History on the Hill combines history, drama and puppetry. Pupils combine guided tours of Hill of The O’Neill and our permanent exhibition with either a drama workshop (KS2) or a puppet show (KS1), and they begin to understand some of the main historical events associated with this heritage site.
Our activity, Discovering Our Past, uses archaeology as a means for pupils to learn about the past while also gaining new skills. They work alongside professional archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast in this activity.
Hear the story of the Flight of the Earls and the Plantation of Ulster, discover why a castle is built on a hill by examining the Hill of The O’Neill – then, with the assistance of an artist, create a castle from recycled materials!
Ranfurly House, built in 1854, is the ideal location to celebrate the festive season and to learn about the traditions, games and artwork of the Victorian Christmas. Pupils can participate in Victorian Christmas Customs, create Victorian Christmas Art, and play with and learn about Old Time Toys.
Join the acclaimed writer and storyteller Liz Weir in creative writing workshops and explore historical and mysterious facts from the Hill of The O’Neill – then transform them into poetry!
Plantation of Ulster Study Visits run all year round and are suitable for Year 9 pupils. This programme is available throughout the school year on application to the Education Officer.
Dungannon was affected during the famine years, and our heritage education programme, The Workhouse, is an endeavour to aid children’s understanding of this period in our history.
Dungannon: Where I Live is a learning activity which aims to assist school pupils to participate in learning outside the classroom by exploring their local built environment and heritage.
Northern Ireland Forest School Awards (NIFSA) is an outdoor learning activity that aims to encourage school pupils to visit and take on an ownership of their local council park.
The year is 1870. The Dungannon branch of the Belfast Bank has been trading for 16 years; the relocated Dungannon station for the Portadown, Dungannon and Omagh Junction Railway has been serving passengers for nine years; and St Anne’s Church of Ireland opened last year.
More learning activities include bespoke heritage education programmes; guided tours of the Flight of the Earls & Plantation of Ulster exhibition (KS1 to KS4 and Post-16); Literacy Trail and Numeracy Trail (KS2 and KS3).