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Bring the school trip into your classroom with these Online English Workshops. Each provides a fun, engaging platform to help you bring your learning to life.

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Online English Workshops explore a range of topics from storytelling and play analysis to poetry and creative writing.

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Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop

This Powerpoint presentation supports students’ understanding of English, maths, history and citizenship. It is suitable for cross-curricular learning such as personal, social health and economic (PSHE) lessons.

The talk will cover the following topics:

what banks do and what the Bank of England does
money – coins and banknotes
how to spot fake money
different payment methods, and
jobs in the financial sector and at the Bank of England

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, Maths

Find out more about Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop.

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Les Enfants Terribles’ Found Puppetry Online Workshop

Build, create and animate with Les Enfant’s Terribles’ Found Puppetry workshop.

Working with recycled household materials, Les Enfants Terribles’ experienced puppetry practitioner will excite and entertain your students while teaching them the foundations of design, animation and puppet manipulation.

Easily sourced objects will be brought to life to help spark the creativity and playfulness students desire from drama lessons.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5

Subjects: Art & Design, Drama, English

Find out more about Les Enfants Terribles’ Found Puppetry Online Workshop.

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Les Enfants Terribles’ School Plays & Set Texts Online Workshop

Are you staging a Les Enfants Terribles production or using one of Les Enfants Terribles’ plays as your text set?

This bespoke, personalised workshop will help develop your students’ understanding and provide an exploration into Les Enfants Terribles’ style and techniques.

They’ll unpack the play and characters through practical exercises and be there to answer their (and your) questions along the way.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: Drama, English

Find out more about Les Enfants Terribles’ School Plays & Set Texts Online Workshop.

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Maritime Museum’s Titanic: Travelling in Time Virtual Classroom

This virtual classroom from the Maritime Museum is perfectly suited to groups exploring the infamous story of RMS Titanic and her links to Liverpool. Students will be encouraged to think about the multiple perspectives historical events present to us.

The Maritime Museum offers the opportunity for pupils to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many different personal experiences linked to this famous disaster that forms our impressions of the era. One focus is on the main narrative of the story, showcasing a variety of museum handling objects and on screen images to inspire curiosity and encourage interactive participation through simple tasks, opinion sharing and collaborative discussion.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about Maritime Museum’s Titanic: Travelling in Time Virtual Classroom.

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Museum of Liverpool The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom

The Museum of Liverpool offers an exciting opportunity for students to discover the history of Liverpool from the time of the first Stone Age settlers to the present day. Exploring the reasons why Liverpool became so important and some of the key characters that made it possible.

The Museum of Liverpool’s journey begins with a question; how old is Liverpool? In this demonstrator-led virtual classroom they introduce pupils to the times before Liverpool was named and move on to when King John declared Liverpool a town. Each period is brought to life by costumes, games and by exploring their unique collection of historical objects.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about Museum of Liverpool The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom.

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Seven Stories’ Story Training for Early Years, Childcare and Primary Education Students (Full Day) Workshop

Seven Stories’ training and CPD offers are developed by creative learning specialists to guide educators, practitioners and students through Seven Stories’ unique approach to working with children and young people. Whether exploring techniques to embed reading for pleasure or learning new ways of accessing creative writing utilising original materials from the Seven Stories collection these workshops will provide tangible approaches and tools to use in the classroom.

Their training workshops offer a deeper level of engagement where young people explore reading for pleasure and its impact on young children. Through developing an understanding of the value of books and sharing stories with children and gaining practical story sharing skills, students will develop their own enjoyment of sharing stories and gain confidence in their own skills. Content includes a look at how high quality children’s books underpin and enhance formal and informal teaching, inspire responses and creative outcomes alongside increasing confidence to share stories.

This training workshop is also available in person at your school.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Subjects: Early Years, English

Find out more about Seven Stories’ Story Training for Early Years, Childcare and Primary Education Students (Full Day) Workshop.

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Seven Stories’ Story Training for Early Years, Childcare and Primary Education Students (Half Day) Workshop

Seven Stories’ training and CPD offers are developed by creative learning specialists to guide educators, practitioners and students through Seven Stories’ unique approach to working with children and young people. Whether exploring techniques to embed reading for pleasure or learning new ways of accessing creative writing utilising original materials from the Seven Stories collection these workshops will provide tangible approaches and tools to use in the classroom.

Their training workshops offer a deeper level of engagement where young people explore reading for pleasure and its impact on young children. Through developing an understanding of the value of books and sharing stories with children and gaining practical story sharing skills, students will develop their own enjoyment of sharing stories and gain confidence in their own skills. Content includes a look at how high quality children’s books underpin and enhance formal and informal teaching, inspire responses and creative outcomes alongside increasing confidence to share stories.

This training workshop is also available in person at your school.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Subjects: Early Years, English

Find out more about Seven Stories’ Story Training for Early Years, Childcare and Primary Education Students (Half Day) Workshop.

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The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover a world of prolific pirates.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop explores a history of pirates in your classroom, from the earliest known pirates, through to the Golden Age and up to the 21st century. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

The KS1 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts:

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Pirates Interactive Map’ with the option for students to create their own pirate.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan pirate ship and examines the reasons behind popular pirate mythology.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Pirate Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing and drawing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate pirates from different places and points in history.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS1:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)
  • Art (drawing)

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1).

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The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover the story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop brings The Golden Hinde to life in your classroom, allowing students to explore the histories surrounding its voyage alongside the lived experience of Elizabethan seafarers. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

 The KS2 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts: 

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Voyage of the Golden Hinde Interactive Map’ with the option to create a storyboard of the voyage.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan ship.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • To investigate the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS2:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2).

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Walker Art Gallery’s The Art of Wellbeing Virtual Classroom

Are you looking for a session that supports your students’ wellbeing and encourages creativity? Walker Art Gallery’s Art of Wellbeing workshop has been designed to provide a safe and fun environment to introduce students to mental wellbeing and self-care.

Walker Art Gallery use artworks from their collection as inspiration and provide a space to discuss emotions, mental health and the positive effect that working creatively can have. They use a blend of creative activities and practical exercises to give students the opportunity to create something they are proud of and learn transferrable relaxation skills.

Their aim is to encourage students to take their first step in creating a self-care toolkit in an inspiring, creative session which can be continued at school with their pre and post-session activities.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, PSHE

Find out more about Walker Art Gallery’s The Art of Wellbeing Virtual Classroom.

Summary

These Online English Workshops help you bring the school trip into your classroom. As well as exploring a range of English topics, they’re a great way for your students to interact with each other and learn in a fun way.

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