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School Programme

Sessions for KS1, KS2 and KS3. The information detailing the School Programme can be found below, or alternatively download our brochure here: The Peace Museum School Programme

Update for 2022-2023

The Peace Museum is closed to the public and will not be reopening in our current premises whilst we prepare to move home. Click here to find out more about our premises move.

Whilst the museum is closed, all sessions will be delivered in school. All of the below sessions can be booked and have been adapted to adhere to covid-19 guidelines. Detailed discussions and risk assessments will be done prior to each visit to ensure the safety of the pupils, teachers and museum staff. We can also support schools digitally, providing digital tours and talks.

Please get in touch with our Learning Facilitator [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

Due to rising costs, sessions are now £100 per class (previously £90 per class) from September 2022.

School Programme

The objective of our school workshops is to inspire pupils to think about peace and peace making. The practical and cross-curricular workshops also include the opportunity for pupils to handle Museum objects. Workshops are delivered in school. Sessions are available for KS1, KS2 and KS3.

Watch this video to learn more about what we offer!

Workshops & Prices

Workshops are 2 hours long. We can adapt sessions to include break times if required. Prices are set, there is no minimum number of pupils. Workshops have a maximum of 35 pupils. KS1, KS2 and the KS3 workshops delivered at your School are £100 plus travel expenses. 

All workshops are supported by Risk Assessments, Teacher Notes and Helper Notes which are given upon booking.

KS1 and KS2 Workshops

Poppies, Remembrance and War Horses Suitable for KS2 | 2 hours

The workshop explores the theme of remembrance, the significance of the red, white and purple poppies and explores the familiar story of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and the real life story of Bradford’s very own warhorse ‘Spare Parts’. It also covers the history of the First World War. It involves a discussion surrounding what remembrance is, ways to remember, and why we remember, followed by a poppy making session. It highlights themes such as choice and friendship and encourages children to discuss and express what is important to them, through a symbol designing activity.

National Curriculum Links: History, Literacy. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: Poppies for Remembrance National Curriculum Links

Everyone Comes From Somewhere Suitable for KS2 | 2 hours

Pupils discover Bradford’s history as a place of refuge and settlement, through a costumed timeline activity beginning with Prehistoric Yorkshire. This will set the scene to exploring the suitcase and story of a nine year old Jewish boy who arrived in Britain, along with 10,000 other refugee children from Nazi Germany in 1938, as part of the Kindertransport prior to the Second World War. Pupils will reflect on the issues of making a new life in a new place and create their own collage artwork, displaying their ideas about what is special about Bradford to welcome people to the city.

NB. this session can be adapted for schools visiting from outside of Bradford.

National Curriculum Links: History, Geography, Art & Design, Citizenship. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: Everyone Comes From Somewhere National Curriculum Links

Peaceful Citizens Suitable for KS1 and KS2| 2 hours

This session asks pupils to reflect on what peace means and how we can be Peaceful Citizens. Pupils discover the stories of past and present peacemakers, peace organisations and peace campaigns through the Museum’s collections. Fun and practical activities will prompt pupils to think about their own individual peacefulness, as well as the value of peaceful relationships with friends and others in the community. Together the pupils will create and sign a Class Pledge for Peace.

National Curriculum Links: History, Citizenship. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: Peaceful Citizens National Curriculum Links

The Right to Peace Suitable for KS2 | 2 hours

This workshop covers children’s rights, human rights and the link between the idea of universal human rights and a peaceful world. It includes local history discussing the actions of social reformers such as William Forster and Margaret Macmillan in improving the lives of children and improving access to education for all.

National Curriculum Links: Citizenship, PSHCE, History. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: The Right to Peace National Curriculum Links

Caring For Our World Suitable for KS1 and KS2 | 2 hours

Pupils are prompted to think about why it is important to look after the environment, before discovering the stories of environmental and peace campaigns, including the anti-nuclear movement and the Hockney family, through the Museum collections and displays. We will discuss what issues are affecting our environment today and how we can help protect our world. In groups, pupils will explore current environmental campaigns then choose one issue to base their own campaign upon, creating a slogan, banner and badge.

National Curriculum Links: Science, Geography, History, Art & Design, Citizenship. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: Caring For Our World National Curriculum Links

The Art of Peace Suitable for KS2 | 2 hours

Pupils will find out about local Bradford artist David Hockney and his story as a peace maker, before exploring peace symbols and artworks in the Museum collection. Using their new knowledge pupils will create their own individual artworks to symbolise or tell their own stories about peace, inspired by Hockney’s styles and techniques.

This workshop could support Arts Award.

National Curriculum Links: Art & Design, Citizenship. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: The Art of Peace National Curriculum Links

Bradford City of Peace for KS2 | 2 hours

Based on the Routes to Peace heritage trail (that is a trail that schools can independently take around Bradford city centre, but this is delivered in school) pupils will discover some important places in Bradford relating to famous Bradfordians such as Margaret Macmillan, Richard Cobden and William Forster. This can ties into local history curriculums, citizenship and British values. This session can be adapted to suit a range of different topics. 

KS3 Workshops 

Words of War: Voices of the Poets of WWI – Suitable for KS2, can be adapted for KS3 | 2 hours 

Pupils will discover the history of the First World War before being introduced to three famous war poets, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. They will analyse some of their poetry, before being inspired by real objects from the war that are part of The Peace Museum collection and the voices of the soldiers of the war, to write their own poetry. This workshop supports the English and History curriculum and encourages creative writing.

National Curriculum Links: English, History and Citizenship. A full list of curriculum links can be downloaded here: Words of War National Curriculum Links

New workshops 

We have two brand new workshops for KS3: Then Informs Now – Race Equality Workshop, and Peace Out – LGBTQ+ Peacemaking Workshop

You can access our free teacher’s resources for both of these workshops below:

Then Informs Now teacher’s resources (large print version)

Peace Out teacher’s resources (large print version)

If you’re interested in booking one of these workshops for us, please get in touch at [email protected]

To Book or discuss your requirements

Please fill in an enquiry form to send to the Learning Facilitator; Education Session Enquiry Form

Contact Liz Costello, Learning Facilitator [email protected]