New Town Workshop

New Town developments of Hemel Hempstead


Divided into three groups, with a volunteer at each group, the class will be able to explore all three of the following sessions:

  • Looking at maps of Hemel Hempstead, the pupils can witness the changes through time.
  • Learn from the accounts from people who moved in the New Town. This includes watching a 3 min film showing oral histories being reenacted in an animation.
  • A craft activity – we begin this group activity discussing what you would need in a new town.¬† Then the pupils create a New Town mural of their own New Town.

“Children (were) answering good open questions¬†about historical maps and land use, learning¬†without knowing!” – Goldfield School

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