School and College Visits

More than 8,000 students from schools and colleges have visited The Hive since it opened in 2012.

In the first year most of these visits were for a tour of the brand new facilities.  Now schools and colleges visit to take part in curriculum focused activities and workshops that we run as well as having a tour of the building and learning how to use the library through our information sessions.

The Hive offers a range of school and college visit packages which are suitable for a whole class of children, or home educated groups, as young 5 years up to secondary and sixth form students:designed to take learning out of the classroom; encouraging inquiry and independent learning; and promoting the value and fun of reading.

The packages are summarised below. 

Package 1 includes a library tour plus one other activity and Package 2 is a choice of Explore the Past workshops delivered by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, awarded Learning Outside the Classroom status in 2012.  There is a charge for the workshops in Package 2.

Please note our list below is not exhaustive, as we are happy to discuss and build tailor-made packages themed to fit in with work you are currently doing at school or National Initiatives in which we participate e.g. science week, healthy eating week, World Book Day, Worcester Teen Book Award, Booktime, Summer Reading Challenge.

Package 1

This package is free and includes a library tour plus one of the following:

Storytime
How the library works talk

 

Package 2

This package costs a minimum £40 per hour/class and includes:

-  Library tour 
Choice of history, archive and archaeology workshop

Package 1

This package is free and includes a library tour plus one of the following:

Storytime
How the library works tour
Book speed dating

Package 2

This package costs a minimum of £40 per hour/class and includes:

-  Library tour
Choice of history, archives and archaeology workshops

Package 1

This package is free and includes a library tour plus one of the following:

Information trail
How the library works talk
Book speed dating

Package 2

This package costs a minimum of £40 per hour/class and includes:

-  Library tour
Choice of history, archives and archaeology workshops

Package 1

This package is free and includes a library tour plus one of the following:

Research skills
Book speed dating

Package 2

This package costs a minimum of £40 per hour/class and includes:

-  Library tour
Choice of history, archives and archaeology workshops

Package 1

This package is free and includes a library tour plus one of the following:

Research skills
Using journals

Package 2

This package costs a minimum of £40 per hour/class and includes:

-  Library tour
Choice of history, archive and archaeology workshops

bookings@thehiveworcester.org