Key Stage 2 - Marianne North, Victorian plant hunter and artist
In this 90 minute session, primary school students will learn about the life and travels of Marianne North, a Victorian naturalist and prolific botanical artist.
Marianne North Gallery after restoration
During their exploration of the Marianne North Gallery the students will get a feel of what life would have been like for a female world traveller in Victorian times. They will have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of Marianne North’s paintings of plants found on her many trips to countries around the world. The activity will also include a visit to one of our glasshouses to see living examples of some of the plants painted by Marianne North.
- Length: 90 minutes
- Group size: 15 students.
- Important: Max 60 students per day only
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 8 students.
- History - knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, knowledge of Victorian Britain
- English - integrating all three elements: 'speaking and listening', 'reading' and 'writing'
- Science - Life processes and living things
- Geography - investigating a variety of people, places and environments around the world.
- Art and design - increasing critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures.
- Citizenship - developing a sense of social justice and moral responsibility
- PSHE - learning about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.