Key stage 3

Real artefacts and archives are key to inspiring students to develop their historical enquiry skills as well as providing inspiration to delve deeper into subjects. Our workshops encourage critical thinking and offer a stimulating environment in which to learn.
 

Face to Face - Kitbag Stories 

Curriculum links: History, RE (Ethics) War and Conflict
 
Price: FREE Museum Visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 people.
 
Using veteran case studies and our unique, multi-media kitbags students interpret different types of primary evidence and develop enquiry skills to find out more about the experiences of servicemen and women. Kitbag resources include artefacts, photographs, face to face interviews and official documents relating to war and conflict since 1945 and including post 9/11 campaigns.
 

Disaster Relief

Curriculum links: Citizenship(Human Rights, Refugees): Social Studies: Geography: Science
 
Price: Free Discovery visit +£80 for 1.5 hours session for up to 35
 
The Royal Navy provides humanitarian aid and practical assistance whenever disaster strikes around the world. This workshop focuses on finding out how the Navy deals with and helps coordinate disaster relief. Students will work in teams to think of ways to help those affected, including practical experiments to ensure clean, water, what to includ in ration packs and choosing the right equipment to pack in a shelter box. 
 

Slavery through objects

Curriculum links: History, RE (Ethics), Geography, English
 
Price: FREE Museum Visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 people.
 
This session allows students to explore and debate the wider issues and human stories behind slavery. Through a variety of investigative and interactive activities focusing on artefacts, sources and role play, students work together to explore events, people and cultural beliefs, leading to a group discussion on Human Rights, the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its legacy today.
 
Go further…. Try the Chasing Freedom Gallery trail
 
Local History Study
 

Dockyard Then and Now

Target group: Year 7 and 8
 
Curriculum links: History, Geography
 
Price: Free Discovery Visit + £80 per 1.5 hour workshop for up to 30 people
 
Students become 'Dockyard Detectives' investigating clues on a special tour to find out how Portsmouth Dockyard has adapted and changed through time. An excellent introduction to fieldwork investigations and history in evidence  where students will explore how the social and technological changes have transformed people's lives in the local area.
 
Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 – Present Day
 

NEW! Gallipoli Kit Bag stories

Target group: KS3
 
Curriculum links: History
 
Price: Free Discovery Visit £80 per half day visit for up to 35 people
 
Using case studies and our unique multi-media kit-bags, students interpret different types of primary evidence and use historical enquiry skills to discover more about the experiences of those who took part in this ill-fated campaign. Kitbag resources include artefacts, photographs, diaries and official documents from the 1915 campaign. 
 

New! Gallipoli: Cannakkale –Creative writing

Target group: KS3
 
Curriculum Links: History
 
Price: Free Discovery visit £80 per half day visit for up to 35 people.
 
Using poetry, oral histories, maps and political statements as a starting point, students are encouraged to explore and reflect on the events of this disastrous military campaign. These are then used as a starting point for creative writing inspired by experience of those who served on both sides.
 
 

GCSE Leisure and Tourism

Target Group: OCR, AQA, Edexcel
 
Price: £80 for a half day, this includes behind the scenes access to the Museum collection and free Museum visit.
 
In this activity based session students learn about the Museum (the oldest in the Historic Dockyard) as a visitor and heritage attraction. In groups they investigate target audiences, marketing and types of museum work, and compare how museums have changed over the last 10 years. This session is deal for the controlled assessment unit.
 

History in Evidence: Archive Access Sessions

Target group: GCSE, OCR, AQA, City and Guilds, EDEXCEL/BTEC
 
Price: £80 half day for up to 35 people
 
Students will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes  and access the museum archives relevant to their course of study. These sessions area tailored-made to suit your students' requirements and can include topics such as Maritime exploration and the development of England: The Falklands Conflict: The Royal Navy and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: World War 1: blockades, Jutland and the Gallipoli campaign: World War 2 - Battle of the Atlantic: Dunkirk, D-Day and the Forgotten Fleet: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
 
Britain 1745 - 1901
 

New! HMS Victory – History in evidence

Target group: KS3
 
Curriculum links: History
 
Price: £80 per half day for up to 30 people
 
Students have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and access the museum archives linked to HMS Victory, Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. Through a series of investigative activities focused around these primary sources students will discover more about the ship, the battle and the men who served on board.
 

 

Interested in booking?

 
If you are not sure which workshop to book and would like to find out more please do get in touch. We can offer advice and help you plan your visit too.
Learning Team contact 023 92 727 584 or email education.bookings@nmrn.org.uk

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands