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Who we are
First recorded as a settlement in 1210, Ordsall Hall is Salford’s Grade 1 listed Tudor Mansion. It has a rich history and has recently been restored to become a fascinating hands-on history experience. It has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts. With landscaped grounds and interactive interiors it is a great place to come and learn! Ordsall Hall offers detailed KS1 & 2 learning packages. The ‘Ordsall Alive’ programme is delivered by costumed facilitators, and children are given the chance to help prepare for a Tudor wedding feast as well as explore the newly restored rooms, get hands-on with replica Tudor kitchen equipment, and find out how heavy chain mail was! Ordsall Hall also offers science based garden sessions; ‘Roots & Shoots’ and ‘Clever Clods’. These sessions, delivered by the Gardener, allow KS2 children to learn how plants work, understand their life cycle, become scientists and discover how soil is made, closely linking with Yr 3 ‘Rocks & Soils’ and the ‘5 a day healthy schools initiative.’ Soon KS2 children will also be able to use the resources of the hall to explore WW2 and the Home Front in a new programme aligned to the History curriculum. Bespoke sessions can also be delivered. An on line teachers resource; ‘Dancing the Past to Life’ for KS2, KS3 & KS4 has been developed with professional dance educators and provides resources, schemes of work and video clips to support cross curricular work on Ordsall Hall. Themes explored are History Detectives, Tudors, Guy Fawkes and World War Two.