Secondary, Higher & Further Education

We offer guided tours and outreach workshops to secondary schools. For secondary schools, higher and further education establishments, learning opportunities can be tailor-made using Museum, Archival and Art collections.

Previous examples include, drawing sessions for secondary and college students, archive sessions for college and university courses. Courses where we have previously worked in partnership with educational agencies include: History and Cultural studies, Contemporary Textiles, Health and Social Care and the community lecture team.

In addition we offer:

  • work experience placements for all Shetland secondary schools
  • learning opportunities for Global Classroom
  • partnership working for EU exchange programmes
  • help to individual students and teachers with Shetland research

We are happy to work in partnership with schools and colleges to develop learning opportunities that become an established part of courses. Current examples include, assisting with research to form course design and workbooks. We developed, in partnership with staff from the Anderson High School, a morning to investigate conflict and Shetland's involvement in conflict. During this morning 150 S1 pupils participate in a range of activities which include, investigating archival sources, delivering presentations developed at school, debating and reflecting on the stories of fallen Shetlanders.

Our learning and Archives staff also worked in partnership with several local schools to develop learning packs based on well known Shetland literary figures. These can be downloaded for use on the Schools Online Resources page.