Tom Hickathrift (or sometimes Jack Hickathrift) is a legendary figure of East Anglian English folklore. He famously battled a giant, and is sometimes said to be a giant himself, though normally he is just represented as possessing giant-like strength.
Putting on a Pageant in 1578 (POP 1578) is a FREE* online primary school heritage education programme. Through the lens of local history, POP 1578 explores the exciting story of Queens Elizabeth I’s journey across East Anglia culminating in magnificent festivities in Norwich in 1578.
Find out more *First three sessions are free. The remaining 7 sessions are available for £50 per school.
Session 1:Journey of the Documents Become ‘Document Detectives’ and discover clues about a very important event that happened in Norwich a long time ago.
We Are One – a Series of Short Films on Norfolk Migration
We Are One is an essential watch in our current times. It is a series of short films which tackle the way migrants can be stereotyped in Norfolk and highlights how important migration has been for the county.
Drawing on local stories, talent and history, the series takes us on a journey from East Anglia’s beginnings to modern day. It inspires, educates, and entertains.
“All of the problems that people have with migrants, they don’t relate to me, they have created a migrant who doesn’t exist.”
“We all want the same, we need to find what’s in common and build a better future.”
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has accepted the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead the Church of England’s Environment Programme with a charge to lead bold, deliberate, collaborative action across the Church to tackle the grave existential crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. w: dofn.org/eco-schools
About the Project
How can we help to care for the planet?
This updated resource Our School: Our World by the Diocese of Norwich Education team outlines practical ideas from Christian and other perspectives to develop stewardship of God’s world in schools.
A set of ten lessons complete with professional storytelling videos, designed to encourage creative writing in those tricky post-SATS weeks. W: www.norwichopportunityarea.co.uk
A set of ten lessons complete with professional storytelling videos for your Y6.
Designed to encourage creative writing in those tricky post-SATS weeks, the lessons are all based on the Norfolk Hikey Sprite myth and build towards the higher skills and knowledge for their next step at secondary school.
A Day of Welcome is an opportunity for schools to engage with issues relating to refugee migration, and to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary. Schools can register to receive exclusive access to resources, suitable for their age group. If you are based in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Essex there are also additional materials available which explore refugee histories in your county.
There is no fixed template for how A Day of Welcome should operate. You can pick and choose what fits your situation from the resources and recommendations that you will receive. It is designed to be a focal point for children and young people to be involved with Refugee Week 2021 (14-20th June).
Jonny and his dairy cow, Jelly, are back for another adventure in a new and free to download storybook. On a mission to help tackle nutrition education, they’ve even teamed up with registered nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert to help them out!
Loaded with information about why nutrition is so important, children are immersed into Jelly’s inquisitive nature as they discover more. The book even features handy information including exactly what’s in a glass of milk, coupled with fun family friendly recipes to try at home.