Our KS4 offer has a range of full day and short activities to support curriculum and GCSE learning.
Our Explorer Days have been designed to encourage students to form their own opinions and arguments around key themes discussed whilst shorter activities, such as the Act of Remembrance and Guided Tours will allow children to explore who, why and how we can remember.
See below for more information on our short activities and range of Explorer Days.
These are whole day sessions, and include a combination of classroom and outdoor based activity.
Using our memorials and additional resources students will explore the impact of World War I. They will be encouraged to form their own opinions and arguments around the impact war had on Britain and the wider world.
The session will explore four specific impacts: Medicine & Technology, British Society, Movement of people (Migration/Immigration) and Youth.
Take a look at our shorter sessions, starting from only 30 minutes!
In this activity participants reflect on the key themes of Remembrance, which is then consolidated by performing an Act of Remembrance with readings and recitative provided by us. Groups may personalise the act with their own readings, poems and songs if they wish.
£50 per 25 participants
Our interactive guided tours are led by specially trained Learning Guides who are adept at engaging with our younger visitors. They encompass several emotive and symbolic memorials from civilian groups as well as military associations. Our guided tours can be tailored to your group, please specify areas of interest on your booking form.
£100 per 25 participants
This tour focuses on our memorials as sources for learning and aims to develop key skills for interpreting them. Students will be introduced to memorials, why they are important and shown how to use key questions to get the most information from them. Children will then be challenged to visit two memorials where they will see what they can interpret on their own before concluding with a group discussion.
£100 per 25 participants
Groups are welcome to visit the site and deliver their own activities. Visits can include self-led tours of the Arboretum and exploration of our free exhibitions, including Landscapes of Life.
We kindly request that anyone wishing to do a self-led visit still informs us of their arrival beforehand, by booking your coach in using the booking form below.
Please also use our self-led pack to help you plan your day and ensure that your students get the most out of their visit.