Our schools programme connects children and young people to their local area and heritage, giving them ownership of the space and building bridges in the local community.

Secondary school student hanging clay artwork from a tree
Cabinet of Curiosities
Year 10 students from local schools work with our artist in residence to create ceramic and bronze pieces inspired by the collections of plants and artefacts of James Yates.
Students pointing at Long Gallery ceiling
Art of Dispute
Art of Dispute is a poetry project inspired by former Lauderdale House resident, William Mead. Students work with a professional poet to write and perform spoken word pieces around themes of justice and free speech.
People in Tudor dress inside Lauderdale House
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
This is a week-long project that allows students to gain an understanding of Tudor society through a range of creative activities.
Down to Earth Exhibition
Down to Earth
106 Year 2 students from Channing Junior School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary came together to create artworks based on the relationship between nature and art. The project links to former Lauderdale resident, James Yates, who was an eccentric collector with a passion for weird and wonderful plants!