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Use eyewitness accounts, documents and photographs to build a picture of children’s lives during the Blitz.

Become a history detective in this interactive and exploratory workshop.

Discover Ken’s personal story of living in London’s Docklands as a child during World War Two, captured on film by the museum in 2020. Develop enquiry and evidence-based skills, while engaging with authentic lived experience. Empathise with personal experiences of evacuation, rationing and bombing, using objects and testimony that are relevant and poignant today.

Your booking will also include a 20 minute introduction to the Docklands at War gallery and self-directed time in the space.

This exciting workshop tells stories that won’t be found anywhere else!

Please note this workshop is for upper KS2 students (ages 9-11).

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: History

Topics: Local History, The Blitz, World War II

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes, plus 60 minute gallery visit

Cost: Free

Dates: Check website for current availability to avoid disappointment

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Museum of London Docklands.

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Give your students a new perspective on the capital with a visit to the Museum of London Docklands.

The museum brings the history of the docks and the River Thames to life, charting how the area was transformed into the Docklands we know today. Its galleries and resources will inspire students of all ages.

The museum’s location near Canary Wharf means they’re easily accessible by Tube, Elizabeth line, bus, DLR and even boat! Why not make a day of it and explore the quayside and local area while you’re there?

Book facilitated workshops on topics including the Victorian docks and the Blitz, or explore the museum your own way with a self-led experience. Self-led visits mean you can choose a personalised itinerary for your day including arrival time, gallery bookings and a slot in their dedicated lunch space for schools. You can include a class visit to their hands-on Mudlarks gallery for under-8s as part of your booking.

Join their Teachers’ Network to get regular updates and news from the museum’s learning team – members have access to workshop bookings before anyone else!

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