The following resources aimed at primary education are available:-
The cemetery is an excellent resource for examining many aspects of religion. Although a Christian site, it can be seen as a starting point for study into a wide variety of religious themes within the curriculum and is a perfect outdoor classroom for hands-on learning.
The cemetery offers an interesting resource for helping pupils understand directions, counting, symmetry and measuring as well as handling data in practical ways.
The cemetery offers many opportunities for scientific research. It is an environment managed for its wildlife, full of interesting mini-beasts and plant life. The graves show the different weathering capabilities of various stones, and the environmental impact of weathering in an urban situation.
History and geography
The cemetery provides a wealth of historical information, especially about the Victorian period. It shows the impact that huge national events, such as the coming of the railway and the two World Wars, had on local people buried in this ground. The cemetery is also a safe, enclosed place for geography students to explore the different properties of stone and begin basic mapping skills.
All the activities are adaptable to each stage. The most suitable for KS1 is the colour, texture and shape walk; for KS3, the texting stones. But there are elements in all the activities that will inspire every age. The walk can be used as an introductory art activity as a way of collecting information about the cemetery. A folder/bag of basic equipment would be useful to take to the cemetery for each of the activities.