Hope you all had a lovely Easter - why not try another fun learning at home activity to keep you occupied during the lockdown and burn off some of those chocolate eggs!

We’d like you to ‘scavenge’ your home for different places where there are words. When you find some, copy down words, phrases, and sentences that you like onto some scrap paper. These can be from signs or posters, magazines or books, leaflets, food packets or even snippets of conversations – as long as you have the people chatting’s permission!!

They don’t all have to be linked either – it could be the headline from a newspaper or leaflet that’s been delivered or the list of ingredients from the back of a tin of beans. You can also use things that you can remember seeing from outside – your road’s street sign, the destination on the front of a local bus, something you remember being written down on a display at school.

Once you’ve gathered your words and phrases together, now you build a poem or a story from these snippets. You can write about whatever you like but, if you need a bit of extra inspiration, why not try using the story starter prompt of “Robin Hood Today” – what would Robin be doing now to help people? As with all the best stories, we’d love you to create us a picture to illustrate the what you’ve written too.

When you’ve finished your story, get someone to share it with us on social media using the hashtag #NottmHeritageHunters or email them to gmorgan@nottinghamcastletrust.org. There will be an extra special prize for the best one and their family!

Stay safe, stay at home and happy creating!

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What's it all about

From the caves to the palace to Brewhouse Yard, the Nottingham Castle project will transform the entire site, re-establishing it as a focal point for civic pride and creating a world-class cultural destination at the heart of a regenerated Castle Quarter.

Discover the story of Medieval Nottingham and the city’s famous outlaw or the turbulent moments of riot and rebellion in its past. Explore the visual arts and heritage crafts of our creative city in newly refurbished galleries, including our new terrace gallery for internationally renowned touring work. Investigate the trails around the Castle’s grounds or go on an underground adventure in the caves.

Join us on your Nottingham Castle adventure from February 2021.

This project is supported by:

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