Workshops for schools

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Poppies to remember?
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Poppies to remember?

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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Mission accomplished? Comparing First World War battles
Secondary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Mission accomplished? Comparing First World War battles

Investigate four key battles through primary sources and decide whether they can be considered victories or defeats.

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Body builders
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

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

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

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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Head on
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Head on

Get hands-on with real helmets from our handling collection, then use different materials to make and test your own.

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What is Total War?
Secondary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

What is Total War?

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

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Will you join? Propaganda and recruitment
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Will you join? Propaganda and recruitment

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

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Florence and Mary
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Florence and Mary

Discover the historic contributions of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and why they have been remembered (or not) over time.

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The Indian 'Mutiny'?
Secondary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

The Indian 'Mutiny'?

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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Gravity and parachutes
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Gravity and parachutes

Explore the history of parachutes and how the Army uses them. Design, make and test your own inspired by the historic designs in our collections.

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Whatever the weather
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Whatever the weather

Soldiers have to be ready for anything! Explore and test materials by designing and building a shelter that will keep a soldier dry.

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Seven Years War
Secondary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

FREE

Seven Years War

What was the Seven Years War and why is it known by so many different names? Use historical and geographical evidence to investigate the legacy of the conflict.

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