Cell Stories Competition 2016
An exciting new writing competition for primary schools at York Castle Museum.
Now is your chance to create a story based on life here when the building was a prison. We want stories of inmates or workers here between 1705 and 1900 focusing on their daily life, rather than the crime they committed or the punishment they received. Your story could even give an alternative version of the end of the life of Dick Turpin, our most famous resident, just as you would in our workshop.
The competition links well with a National Curriculum History theme of Crime and Punishment when you study “an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.” If you need inspiration, book a school workshop: Legend of Dick Turpin, Crime and Punishment or York Prison through Time would all suit! Click here for more information on these workshops.
The winning school will receive a FREE workshop at York Castle Museum plus a day for your class working in your school with storyteller Mary Passeri.
For an information pack please email [email protected] (closing date February 17th 2017.)
- Signs of Hope - York Museums Trust aims to bring small moments of positivity to people visiting York Museum Gardens
- York Museums Trust win national award for #CuratorBattle
- Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet
- New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery
- Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees