To celebrate the parks centenary, a Teachers Resource Pack was commissioned by Brighton and Hove’s Arts and Creative Industries.
It aimed to celebrate and explore the parks history, to encourage the space to continue to be used. It was primarily aimed at encouraging local schools to use the park as a resource for cross curricular learning, with an emphasis on history and environment.
Working in collaboration with Brighton and Hove City’s Park Rangers, Screen Archive South East and Brighton and Hove’s picture archives.
The explores the myth behind the parks name and its diverse history, from the home of George Albert Smith’s early British Cinema to the parks Chaleybeate. It includes presentations, printable resources, teachers notes and archive video excerpts from early film shot in the park.
Since its centenary party in 2008, the park has celebrated its birthday every year!
Aimed at local primary schools, the pack aims to raise awareness of local history and environment.
Digital versions can be obtained from Brighton & Hove City Council.