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St Michael’s School visit

It was lovely to have two Year 2 classes from St Michael’s School visiting us last week. The children dressed up in 1770 costume and talked about how they felt wearing such different clothes. Some said that the clothes made them feel ‘special’. The teachers suggested that the school uniform should be changed to 1770…


Erasmus Darwin’s Lunar Legacy

THE UNVEILING OF A SCULPTURE AT ERASMUS DARWIN HOUSE FUNDED BY SWINFEN BROUN TRUST   Erasmus Darwin House will be unveiling a new sculpture in it’s Herb Garden by local artist, Hannah Golding, based on the theme Darwin’s Lunar Legacy. The unveiling with take place on 13th April and there will also be a month-long…


Dr Darwin’s celebration of British Science Week

Thank you to British Science Week and Lichfield Science and Engineering Society for supporting our Science Activities on 16 March 2019,  based on the theme of Journeys! We’ve had some great fun looking at the journey of poo in humans and worms, making wormeries, finding out about Charles Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos Islands and the animals…


Dr Darwin’s Science Club

In February the topic for the science club was ‘The Future of Materials’.  The children had great fun  making a crash helmet for an egg and discovering how materials might change and develop in the future.          


School visit

Years 2 and 3 from St Peter & St Paul Primary School recently visited us to find out about fossils. How exciting to explore fossils in the very same house as Erasmus Darwin himself studied fossils! Erasmus was one of the first people to use fossils to make important discoveries about the age of the…