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History for Schools - forthcoming workshops

When Feb 08, 2020
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Faculty of History
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Lent: Saturday 8 February 2020

 For Key Stage 2

Getting Dressed in the Renaissance
Holly Fletcher and Valerio Zanetti
How did you decide what to wear this morning? Perhaps you needed to wear a uniform for school or were dressing-up for a special occasion. Maybe you just wanted to be comfortable, or you needed to be able to move around and play sport.
How we dress is decided by numerous factors, and this was also (and even more so) the case in the past. Clothing choices were determined by age and social status, as well as changing fashions and beauty ideals. Often it was a whole family decision, and there were even laws that determined what people could and couldn’t wear! In this workshop we will be exploring how people got dressed, as well as what their clothes said about them. You will also get the chance to create your own Renaissance outfit!



For Key Stage 3

Power to the Pupils in Victorian and Edwardian Schools
Helen Sunderland
Victorian and Edwardian schools have a bad reputation. Teachers were strict and children endured hours of tedious rote learning under the constant threat of the cane. Children were supposed to be seen and not heard. But this isn’t the whole story.
In this workshop we will uncover empowered young people making their voices heard in the classroom. In pretend parliaments, pupils debated solutions to the major issues of the day. Decades before everyone over 21 had the right to vote, school children held mock elections, showcasing their ideas for running the country. Young people were more aware of their rights than ever before and stood their ground in a series of school strikes that swept the nation.


Download our full programme of events for ages 7 to 14.

Find out more about History for Schools, and what we did in previous workshops.


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