The latest in a series of educational resources has been launched at the Museum of Orange Heritage.
Aimed at pupils at Key Stage 2 level and community groups, the new workbook ‘Blitz, Bombs and Bullets’ covers the period of the Second World War and Northern Ireland’s contribution to the war effort. Artefacts from the Museum’s collection are also featured in the book along with stories and facts from Orangemen who fought during the Second World War.
The workbook was launched formally on Armistice Day with the help of pupils from Larne High school who were on a two day visit to the Museum of Orange Heritage.
Dr. Jonathan Mattison, Museum Curator said: ‘This book aims to provide an informed and educational resource for schools and will highlight the many varied aspects of the Second World War, including Orange Order service during the years of conflict.
We hope the workbook will form a basis of leaning in many classrooms across the Province as the Institution continues its community outreach.’
Other workbooks available from the Museum of Orange Heritage include ‘Tanks, Trenches and Troops’ which focuses on the First World War and ‘Soldiers, Spies and Supplies’ which draws information from one of the artefacts in the museum, the Paymasters General’s Book, to cover the Williamite War s in Ireland.
All these publications are available for educational professionals and can be obtained by contacting the Museum of Orange Heritage on 028 9070 1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.