History on The Hill

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.

An exploration of the Hill of The O’Neill then takes place, followed by either a drama workshop (KS2) or a specially written puppet show (KS1) which continues the themes of the exhibition.

When does the course start?

History on the Hill runs for one week in October. There is one 2½ hour session each day beginning at 10.00am. This activity is suitable for KS1 (P3/4) and KS2 pupils.

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Key Stage 1 pupils will:

  • Begin to understand historical facts relating to the Flight of the Earls and Plantation of Ulster
  • Learn about historical figures featured in the permanent exhibition
  • Watch a puppet show in order to learn about life in the past on the Hill of The O’Neill

Key Stage 2 pupils will:

  • Engage with historical facts relating to the Flight of the Earls and Plantation of Ulster through a guided tour of the permanent exhibition and the Hill of The O’Neill
  • Individually, and in small groups, make a study of the exhibition and complete pupil booklets
  • Participate in a drama activity that furthers their knowledge of the history of this period

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For more information about our 'History on The Hill' programme, please complete the form below.

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