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Local History: The Inspirations of Tolkien

Sarehole Mill

  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost (per pupil): £4.50
Book Session

Discover the importance of Sarehole Mill and the village of Sarehole to J.R.R. Tolkien and how the people and place inspired his works.

Using maps, photos and quotes from his book we will explore how the area has changed. We will take a walk around the area as we make
our way to the inspiration for Fangorn Forest, Moseley Bog. Using the natural surrounding, pupils will be inspired to create Tolkien style characters.

Using maps, photos and quotes from his books, we will explore how the area has changed and then take a walk to Moseley Bog, the inspiration for Fangorn Forest. Using the natural surroundings, students will be inspired to create Tolkien-esque characters.

Turn this into a full day by booking a Discovery Day and participate in the following afternoon session:

Spend the afternoon exploring the mill with the help of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most beloved characters. Explore some of his favourite childhood stories that inspired his works and take part in a riddle battle.

Please note: the mill is primarily an outdoor venue, and this workshop is designed to be delivered outdoors. This workshop will continue to be delivered outside in any weather, unless extreme conditions drive us inside where pupils can take part in wet weather alternative activities. Pupils must be aware of this and be dressed accordingly in wellies and waterproof coats, with scarves, hats and gloves in cold weather. It is advised children bring a change of socks and shoes with them.

Additional afternoon session costs £4.50 per pupil.

School visits to Sarehole Mill are available Wednesday - Friday.

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