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Learning – Winter 2014

  • Learning CPD event - Mon 27 Jan 2014
  • New Learning resources
  • Labour History Archive A-level study days
  • Play Your Part creative courses
  • Blog feature: pARTicipate Build a Banner
  • The Rochdale Pioneers Museum

Living History performance - Woody the Time Travelling Shopper @ People's History Museum The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative Learning CPD event

Our next Learning CPD event, The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative will take place on Monday 27 January 2014, 2.30pm – 5.00pm.  Over a glass of wine you will find out about our latest changing exhibition, our new self-led resources and our Learning offer.  You will be treated to a performance of Woody the Time Travelling Shopper, and have a tour of the exhibition.  All those attending will have the chance to win a free Woody workshop for their school group.

The People's Business - 150 Years of The Co-operative @ People's History Museum,  National Co-operative Archive © The Co-operative Group Learning resources: The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative

Why not bring your group to visit our current changing exhibition The People’s Business to find out about all things co-operative.  We have launched a new set of self-led resources for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 students to acompany the exhibition.  The resources include writing, drawing and drama activities, which can be downloaded from our website. You can also book a guided tour of the exhibition or one of our co-operative themed workshops for your group. Contact for more information.

A-level Study Days, Labour History Archive & Study Centre @ People’s History Museum The Labour History Archive & Study Centre A-level study days

The People’s History Museum has been generously funded by the Amiel and Melburn Trust to develop a series of study days for A-level students.  We are currently looking for groups to pilot these newly developed resources in one of two topics, either the 1906 Liberal Reform Act or the 1945 General Election.  Students will have unique access to the museum’s archive and primary source materials.  For more information contact

Beatrice Webb's desk - Play Your Part creative courses @ People’s History Museum Play Your Part creative courses

We have two very exciting opportunities for you to Play Your Part and get involved creatively with the PHM this winter.  Our Sensory Labyrinth Theatre course is an innovative and new way to create a performance and you don’t need any performance experience to do it!  In our Creative Writing course, award winning scriptwriter Emily Capstick will help you develop a short monologue inspired by the PHM.  The courses are free and are suitable for adults and young people.

pARTicipate Build a Banner, Broadgreen International School @ People’s History Museum Blog feature: pARTicipate Build a Banner

Students from Broadgreen International School, Liverpool have become our latest Learning bloggers.  The students have written about their visit and how they worked together to create their own solidarity banner as part of our pARTicipate Build a Banner workshop.  ‘Going to the PHM was a very good experience because we learnt how to all work together, how to get our points across better’.  Read their blog to find out more details about how they created their banner.

Rochdale Pioneers Museum school workshops The Rochdale Pioneers Museum

The Rochdale Pioneers Museum re-opened in October 2012 following a major refurbishment and now offers a range of workshops for Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4.  Why not visit with your class and let the museum’s friendly staff transport you back in time to 1844.  Pupils will visit the Pioneers’ original store, discover how and why the global co-operative movement was born there and find out how they can work co-operatively today.  To find out more e-mail or call 01706 524920.