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... Through a Teacher's Eyes

... Through a Teacher's Eyes

An interactive familiarisation guide to The Model Village, Godshill - through the eyes of a teacher. All the supporting information you'll need, prepared by experts.

Confidently plan school & group visits to The Model Village, Godshill even if you've never been before!

Scroll down to find an interactive site plan highlighting the most important educational aspects of The Model Village, Godshill, reviews of The Model Village, Godshill by experienced teachers and a list of teaching resources available here. You'll also find documents such as a sample risk assessment and other useful guides, including our detailed On The Day procedure.

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Clickable Site Plan with video, photos and helpful information

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Site Map Main EntranceThe AirstripGodshill VillageGodshill ChurchShanklin Chine and BeachMiniature Island LineThe Wind TurbineSt Blasius Church, ShanklinShanklin Old VillageThe Nammet Hut (snack bar) and picnic lawnGift Shop

Original artwork by Potting Shed Cartoons and reused with kind permission of The Model Village, Godshill

Teacher's Resource Map - Upper Key Stage 2

Find out which are the most appropriate areas of The Model Village, Godshill for your group, and see which of our learning resources apply best.

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Writing (Composition) Reading Grammar & Vocabulary 

10The Nammet Hut (snack bar) and picnic lawn
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History of Religion 

4Godshill Church

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Venue Risk Assessment
The Model Village, Godshill sample risk assessment

Venue Overview
The Model Village, Godshill venue overview

"On The Day" Procedure
The Model Village, Godshill on the day procedure for school groups

Health & Safety Guide

A Teacher's Perspective...

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By Debbie | KS3/4 English Teacher

Godshill Model Village is a well designed and highly authentic reproduction of parts of Godshill Village and nearby Shanklin (including its famous Chine). People of all ages will marvel at the intricacy of the modelmaking and the tongue-in-cheek references to life in a bygone age.

Due to the fixed scale used throughout the attraction, it lends itself well to maths and geometry puzzles. This historical aspects depicted in the model village link well with the national curriculum, and the representation of the nearby medieval church offers the opportunity for students to study the real building in more detail.

As an outdoor facility, PSHE teamworking activities are obvious, with a choice of well designed trails and quizzes available. For arts and design students, the actual model making methods and techniques will be of interest, and the venue can arrange workshop demonstration sessions if requested in advance.

Science topics are covered here too - from the biology of the thousands of manicured bonsai shrubs and trees, to a cross-subject study of renewable energy.

This place is a goldmine for teachers with over 50 resource ideas already developed.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about The Model Village, Godshill

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A: Yes - the models are made by the venue's small team of model makers. We can often arrange for demonstrations and workshops for small groups of students, subject to availability.

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