Our Learning Approaches
Our teaching programs cater for a diverse population of learners and programs. We employ experiential approaches that are student centered, often group based and employing prepared resources that are activity focused.
Some of our programs are accredited by WEA or other bodies.
We have a variety of teaching materials available for schools through a number of sources including Times Educational Resources (TES) and Youtube.
Sunderland Heroes and Villains
Target audience - Year 4, 5, 6
Web resource with interactive map and pupil worksheets, teacher resources.
Investigate Sunderland's East End and explore and learn about the past through its local characters, both good and bad!
Individual pupil work sheets and opportunities for group work. Links to external resources to further extended research and learning.
Curriculum Links to Locality, Citizenship, History
Web site to use individually or whole class combined with pupil worksheet resources, information, links to external sites and teacher resources.
Students of ESPA (autistic) help present this social history of life in Sunderland in the 1930's. The story is fact and features an enactment of Parliamentary debate regarding the state of people living in poverty at this time.
Sunderland Parish Church 1719 and Social Condition
The Holy Trinity Church was Sunderland's parish church and local government centre. The site features the church but includes many teaching activities and resources covering a range of views of life from 1719 to date.
The new interactive Heritage Trail is of particular interest.