• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Workshops for schools

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Soldier with her military working dog in Jordan
Primary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Whatever the weather (virtual)

Soldiers have to be ready for anything! Explore how they have managed in different weather conditions and terrain around the world and then design and build a shelter that will keep a soldier dry.

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A British medical orderly treats a wounded German soldier, c1916
Secondary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Trench medicine: Illnesses, injuries and their treatment (virtual)

Explore artefacts and sources on the causes and treatment of injuries and illnesses on the Western Front during the First World War, and assess the impact of these innovations.

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’Mutinous Sepoys’, c1857
Secondary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

The Indian 'Mutiny'? (virtual)

Analyse evidence from documents and artefacts, then curate an exhibition to make a case for whether the conflict was a mutiny or war of independence.

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Body builders
Primary workshop

7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021

FREE

Body builders

Learn about the possibilities of prosthetic limbs for injured soldiers and get hands-on with our robotic arms.

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Recruitment and conscription
Secondary workshop

7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021

FREE

Recruitment and conscription

Analyse recruitment posters from the Museum's collection and multimedia recreations of First World War parliamentary debates to explore the history of Army recruitment and conscription.

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Horsemen of the New Model Army, c1645
Secondary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

British Civil Wars: Pikemen, cavalrymen and musketeers (virtual)

Explore Civil War battle tactics, weaponry and equipment to consider the experience of warfare in the 17th century.

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Operation Robot (coding)
Secondary workshop

7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021

FREE

Operation Robot (coding)

Explore the power of robots to solve challenges for the Army. Get hands-on testing out your coding skills.

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First World War recruiting poster showing a line of civilians turning into soldiers
Secondary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

What is Total War? (virtual)

Investigate the concept of Total War by tracing the steps taken to prepare for industrialised conflict in the First and Second World Wars.

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Your Country Needs You! Propaganda and recruitment
Primary workshop

7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021

FREE

Your Country Needs You! Propaganda and recruitment

Explore how advertising and propaganda work, particularly focusing on recruitment campaigns of the First World War.

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Soldier in Afghan poppy field, 2009
Primary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Poppies to remember? (virtual)

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

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A parade of soldiers in helmets, gas mask cases on their chests and holstered revolvers at their sides
Primary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Head On (virtual)

Discover helmets from across the history of the Army, and explore the materials and properties that make a great helmet.

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Part of a First World War propaganda poster showing a soldier and a munitions worker
Primary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Your Country Needs You! Propaganda and recruitment (virtual)

Explore how advertising and propaganda work, particularly focusing on recruitment campaigns of the First World War.

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