Pettigrew Parks-The Family Who Landscaped Cardiff
Teacher's Notes

This site has been designed as an introduction to the history of Cardiff’s parks and the role the Pettigrew family played in this. The site may be used with the whole class by using an interactive whiteboard or with individuals/pairs etc. using a stand alone PC.

Synopsis of the site
The site has two main sections for each of the language options Cymraeg and English; Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Teachers may choose to use whichever section is appropriate to the ability of their pupils and it is envisaged that Key Stage 1 and 2 sections will not be exclusive to a particular age group.

Key Stage 1

History of Cardiff;
 In this section Andrew Pettigrew introduces himself and explains how he came to Cardiff to work for the Marquess of Bute in 1873. This introduction is in text form and it is expected that an adult will read it, although more able Key Stage 1 readers would be able to do so.

Family Trees;
Here Andrew Pettigrew introduces his three sons, and gives a brief resumé of their respective careers. The Pettigrew family tree is shown as an example of how a family tree might look. Following this, pupils can choose to produce their own family tree. This is always a potentially difficult topic and should be dealt with sensitively, for this reason the tree can be built even if pupils do not fill in all blanks. This is viewed as an opportunity to highlight that historical researchers often encounter blanks in evidence.

Design a Park;
Andrew Pettigrew explains how the Marquess of Bute wanted a beautiful garden to impress his society friends. He then invites pupil to design their own public park by clicking on the link. Pupils can click and drag items and place them on the park background. These can then be printed- they make a delightful display! To print the image, simply ‘right click’ on the finished page and select ‘print’, followed by the number of copies required.

Dressing Game;
Andrew Pettigrew explains that there were differences between the clothing of the rich and poor, before inviting pupils to play a dressing game. The four models are displayed and teachers could use these to stimulate discussion e.g. What do you notice about this man? Describe his clothes? Are there any clues that tell us he might be rich/poor?
After clicking on the link to play the game, pupils are asked to choose male or female models. When choosing the male option, the models are labelled ‘rich landowner’ or ‘garden labourer’. When choosing the female option, the models are labelled ‘Society Lady’ and ‘Maid’. These terms could be discussed to determine the differences in society at the time. Pupils may then click and drag items of clothing to the correct model. Incorrect choices will ‘bounce back’ and give pupils an opportunity to try again. Pupils’ completed choices can then be printed. To print the image, simply ‘right click’ on the finished page and select ‘print’, followed by the number of copies required.

Fruits of the World;
Andrew Pettigrew explains that he grew fruit and vines for the Marquess of Bute. This was particularly unusual for the time. This allows opportunities to discuss fruit and other foods. Where do they come from? What sort of climate do they need to grow?
Pupils are then invited to play the fruits game. They are presented with a colour coded thermometer outline. Pupils must decide where to drop the fruit by clicking and dragging fruit to the thermometer. If they position it in the correct place, relevant information is displayed on the left e.g. Raspberries can be found growing in Scotland. This activity is not meant to test pupils’ knowledge, but to inform them of the sort of climate required for certain fruits. Again the completed page may be printed. To print the image, simply ‘right click’ on the finished page and select ‘print’, followed by the number of copies required.