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Learning – Autumn 2014

  • Learning Programme 2014-2015
  • Black History Month
  • English Heritage, Heritage Schools WWI Package
  • Democratic Dialogue, Friday 14 November 2014
  • Blog feature: World War I themed Build a Banner
  • Fire their Enthusiasm at MOSI
Learning Programme 2014-2015

Learning Programme 2014-2015

Our 2014-2015 Learning Programme for schools, colleges, universities and community groups is now available to book.  We’ve something for everyone, from storytelling sessions for little ones, to Living History performances, City Centre Trails, artist-led pARTicipate workshops, creative writing sessions, guided tours and archive sessions for school and community groups.  All sessions can be tailored to meet the learning needs of your group.  Our full programme and free resources are available online.  If you would like to find out how our sessions link to the new curriculum please get in touch.
  Living History performance, Moving Stories – Migration & Identity

Black History Month

Why not bring your group to see Moving Stories – Migration & Identity, to celebrate Black History Month (BHM).  Meet Anita Sharma at school in Manchester in the 1960s, as she describes her trip to India with her parents who were born there.  Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.  Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.  Other relevant stories for BHM are No Bed of Roses – From the Caribbean to Manchester and Slavery & Suffrage – William Cuffay’s Story.
New army recruits GB124.DPA/966/6, courtesy of the Greater Manchester County Record Office

English Heritage, Heritage Schools WWI Package

Groups can now book one of our World War I English Heritage partnership days delivered by PHM, Central Library and Manchester Guided Tours.  Choose from two Manchester and World War One Activity Day Programmes for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students.  Activities include a World War I history trail of Manchester, a visit to our changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes, our Living History workshop Baddies, Central Library’s interactive workshop A Soldier’s Story, or their Archives research session.  To book email or call 0161 838 9190.
  Parliament Week 2014

Democratic Dialogue, Friday 14 November 2014

As part of Parliament Week 2014 we’re teaming up with The Democratic Society and the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy to find out how young people want to communicate with parliament.  We’re inviting MPs, academics, policy makers and young people to sit down together, discuss the issues and create a manifesto for change.  Bring along a group from your school, college or youth group to experience democracy in action.  MPs attending include Lucy Powell (Manchester Central), Andy Burnham (Leigh), John Leech (Manchester Withington) and Mike Kane (Wythenshawe and Sale East).
WWI pARTicipate Build a Banner @ People's History Museum

Blog feature: World War I themed Build a Banner

Pupils from St Paul’s Peel C of E Primary School in Salford have become our latest Learning bloggers.  The pupils explored our changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and have written about what they have learnt from their visit and how they worked together to create their own World War I themed banner.  ‘I never knew what the symbols meant before they were explained.  The bee hive means working hard, the dove means peace...’ Read their blog to find out more about their visit.
  MOSI Learning Programme

Fire their Enthusiasm at MOSI

Take advantage of the inspiring and engaging learning experiences on offer for schools and groups at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Explore the place where science met industry and the modern world began.  Get hands-on with a range of shows and demonstrations to suit all ages, opening the door to a fascinating world of science and the story of Manchester as a world leader in science and technology.  Groups can book a joint visit between PHM and MOSI.  To book or find out more call 0161 833 0027.