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Learning about the Wharves’ History

Working with East-the-Water Primary School, we deliver a range of fun, exciting and interactive workshops, education days, storytelling sessions and hands-on experiences that 120 Years 3 & 4 children take part in. These include:

• "Slimekiln" and seaweed slime science workshops
• Weird fish clay sculpting and painting
• Historical re-enactments of early North Devon settlers
• Salt Cod tasting and Newfoundland trade map-making

• Maritime rope-making skills
• Estuary bug and critter hunting
• Storytelling sessions about famous local people
• Supported field trips to the newly-restored SS Freshspring


Learning about the Wharves’ History

Working with East-the-Water Primary School, we deliver a range of fun, exciting and interactive workshops, education days, storytelling sessions and hands-on experiences that 120 Years 3 & 4 children take part in.

Weird Wharves – Education Programme

This is the "Living History” strand of Way of the Wharves.


The fun sessions (for classes of 30) are about the cultural importance and historical relevance of Bideford’s estuary, and your school can run them too. Just download the resource packs below.


2018 saw the first set of workshops, click here to view the programme.

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Weird Wharves – Education Programme

This is the "Living History” strand of Way of the Wharves.


The workshops include:


• "Slimekiln" and seaweed slime science workshops
• Weird fish clay sculpting and painting
• Historical re-enactments of early North Devon settlers
• Salt Cod tasting and Newfoundland trade map-making
• Maritime rope-making skills
• Estuary bug and critter hunting
• Storytelling sessions about famous local people
• Supported field trips to the newly-restored SS Freshspring

The fun sessions (for classes of 30) are about the cultural importance and historical relevance of Bideford’s estuary, and your school can run them too. Just download the resource packs below.


2018 saw the first set of workshops, click here to view the programme.

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Teacher Resource Pack

If you would like to run your own Weird Wharves education programme, you can! Please just download our comprehensive teacher pack, and use any of the other media files, maps, photos and lesson plans here as aids to create amazing learning experiences.


Download Teacher Resource Pack


Sculpting the WharvesDownload Lesson Plan

Wharf StorytellingDownload Lesson Plan

Critter DetectivesDownload Lesson Plan

Slime KilnsDownload Lesson Plan

Salt Cod CookingDownload Lesson Plan

Introduction to the SS FreshspringDownload Lesson Plan

SS Freshspring Tour & Rope-making WorkshopsDownload Lesson Plan

If you'd like any further help in organising the programme, just get in touch with us.

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