What can the Bradford City Heritage Trail tell us about the history and importance of Bradford?
This resource will help pupils discover more about some of Bradford’s most historic buildings and place them in their local and regional and context.
By following the Bradford City Heritage Trail, either on the ground or online, pupils will discover some of the town’s most important historic buildings. They will then have to choose a favourite building, explaining its significance to Bradford and why they chose it.
The cut-out models of the buildings can then be used by pupils to create a display to show others what they have learnt about the town.
There is then the option for pupils to reflect on their choices, having found out even more about the history of the town by exploring its local and regional significance through the ‘A short History of Bradford’ PowerPoint.
Learning aims and outcomes
- To develop our local history skills by using buildings as historical evidence to find out about our area in the past
- To develop our geography skills by using maps to find out about our area in the past
- To investigate why key historical sites in our local area are important
- No prior knowledge is required
Extended learning and useful links
- Teaching Activity: Stories in Stone - How do buildings adapt and change over time to reflect our rich and diverse heritage?
- Teaching Activity: Knowing Bradford: How can buildings tell a story?
- Teaching Activity: Sir Titus Salt and Saltaire: Discovering a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a national example of the significance of the Industrial Revolution
- Bradford 2025 – Find out more about Bradford City of Culture