School and College Visits

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

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 is free and includes a library tour and other activities as listed below 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. For more information on activities included in Package 2 please visit: https://www.explorethepast.co.uk/services/learning-and-outreach/schools/        

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, World Book Day, Time to Read, Summer Reading Challenge.

Package 1  

This 2 hour package is free and includes:

- Library tour
- Storytime
- How the library works – finding what you need          

And a choice of the following: 
- Picture Book Races
- Famous Author / Book Character Themed Visit
- Christmas

Package 2

Not applicable for Early Years

Package 1

This 2 hour package is free and includes:

- Library tour
- Storytime
- How the library works – finding what you need

And a choice of the following:
- Picture Book Races
- Book Sorter
- Famous Author / Book Character Themed Visit
- Christmas

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 2 hour package is free and includes:

- Library tour
Storytime
How the library works tour

And a choice of the following:
Book Blitz
- Book Sorter
- Famous Author / Book Character Themed Visit
- Coding
- Sustainability at The Hive
- Christmas

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:

How the library works – finding what you need
Coding
Book Blitz
Sustainability at The Hive

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

Visits are suspended at the moment but please get in touch with Ros r.sykes2@worc.ac.uk  if you are interested in a webinar on the following topics:

  • Evaluating information for academic study - 30 minutes

  • Referencing top tips - 15 minutes

  • Harvard referencing surgery - 45 minutes

  • What's a journal article and how can I find and use one for my independent study / course work - 30 minutes

  • Fact checking tips to help avoid misinformation and fake news - 15 minutes

  • Sixth form online journal club - get in touch for more information

 

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