Secondary schools outreach programme 

In 2015 we embarked on a new outreach programme designed for Year 7 – 9 pupils. We found a range of interesting materials from the Chatsworth archives centred around World War I to create engaging resource packs and to help bring the stories from the estate to life.

Our education team visited classrooms and introduced the story of Chatsworth, the Cavendish family and World War I, providing each group of pupils with a resource pack to examine and read. They were then set the task to use the materials we have provided to research this area in the wider context of the war and eventually produced a presentation that was delivered later that year.

The programme was designed to support research and presentation skills using engaging and identifiable stories from World War I.

If you require any further information about this project, please don't hesitate to contact our education team via