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Schools - The New Room Bristol, John Wesley’s Chapel
Education at the New Room Who was John Wesley? What did he do in Bristol? Why is his story important to people all over the world? Why did his views on slavery cause a riot? Find out the answers to all these questions and more by booking a visit to the New Room for your class or group. We offer age-appropriate and curriculum-linked tours and workshops for all ages in our new, expanded facilities, which include: The New Room – 18th century chapel and gallery, the oldest Methodist building in the world and still a working chapel. The Museum – this creative space tells the story of the Wesleys and Methodism with hands-on displays and learning opportunities across 12 rooms. Education Room – a fully equipped room for school groups, including film and Powerpoint facilities. NB this room can also be used as an indoor lunch space if required. Café Toilets Shop Lift NEW FOR 2018/19 Our new leaflets “Transatlantic Slavery and Abolition in Bristol” provide a one-stop source of information for teachers wanting to study this particular topic. Download the leaflet as a PDF: TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY AND ABOLITION IN BRISTOL Available workshops: Introducing John Wesley and the New Room (Reception and Key Stage One) Curriculum Links: RE – Why are some places special? Through an introductory talk and tour around our chapel and interactive museum, pupils can learn about John Wesley and his work in Bristol and beyond. Why is the chapel such a special place? Who are the Methodists? Can be tailored to include a quiz and/or other activities as required. Length of workshop: At least one hour – can be tailored to be a longer session. Price: £4 per pupil with accompanying teachers/helpers free. Introducing John Wesley and the New Room (Key Stage Two) Curriculum Link: RE – How should we live and who can inspire us? Curriculum Link: History – A Local History Study Tailored lesson plans on John Wesley from SACRE available via this link: http://www.awarenessmysteryvalue.org/2016/c06-exemplars-distinctively-local-schemes-of-learning/ Through an introductory talk and tour around our chapel and interactive museum space, pupils can learn about John Wesley and his work in Bristol and beyond. Why is the chapel such a special place? Who are the Methodists? What did John Wesley believe and how is this relevant to us today? Can be tailored to include a quiz and/or other activities as required. Length of workshop: At least 1 hour – can be tailored to a longer session. Price: £4 per pupil with accompanying teachers/helpers free. Slavery and Abolition (Key Stages Two and Three) Curriculum Link: History – A Local History Study. John Wesley caused a small riot when he preached against slavery from the pulpit in the New Room in 1788. Local merchants sent men to disrupt the service. Undeterred, he continued to support the abolition movement. His last letter before his death was sent to the MP William Wilberforce, supporting his anti-slavery campaign. We have developed workshops for Key Stages 2 and 3 which explore issues of slavery and abolition in Bristol. A typical running order over two hours would be: a tour of the chapel and introduction to John …