We’ve created a number of resources for you to use over the coming months of working and learning at home. We hope these support you spending time doing things together as a family.

These resources have been adapted from sessions that we usually deliver onsite at Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey or Lismore Castle, for you to use in your house, in your garden, or, where it is safe and possible to do so, when you are out getting your daily exercise.

Our resources are organised around the age of your child/children, and refer to key stages and curriculum links if that is helpful to you. More resources will be added in the coming weeks.

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We invite you to share what you create with us and your feedback. Post on our Facebook page or email us at education@chatsworth.org.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

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For teachers

Sometimes we are guided towards thinking about and looking at things in certain ways. This can manipulate our opinions.  Artists use devices - such as single point perspective – to direct our sight and thoughts towards fixed objects and ideas. Artist’s techniques can focus the eye and trick the mind. This is something that happens all around us: on television, in the news, in shops, on social media and in advertising.

Here you will find several diversity resources designed for use in the classroom to prompt debate and activities celebrating diversity and linking to various areas of the curriculum.

STEAM learning destinations

Our programme of arts engagement and outdoor learning supports the integration of the arts and creativity into STEM based learning. STEM + Art = STEAM

All learning sessions are curriculum linked and hands-on, meeting a broad range of needs and learning styles. Arts engagement sessions are designed to enhance visual literacy and develop technical and creative skills, while outdoor learning sessions include a range of multisensory activities designed to develop environmental literacy. 

Devonshire Educational Trust

The Devonshire Educational Trust is an independent charity working in partnership with the Chatsworth House Trust and the Bolton Abbey and Lismore Castle estates.

Our vision: ‘Making a positive difference to people’s lives by inspiring a love and understanding of art, heritage and the environment.’

Our Mission: ‘We create learning opportunities across the Devonshire Group, enriched by the essential qualities of our estates, to inspire current and future generations and affect how they live in and think about the world around them.’