Programme Activities

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ACTIVITY 1

Visiting Tower of London

Date: 31 July 2018 - Tuesday

Meeting Time: 11.30 

Pick up Time (For Parents): 14.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB 

This session will be a fun and informative start to the programme. After the overall introduction to the programme we will explore the Tower of London and learn about some of the most famous parts of British history including the monarchy, religion and how British culture has become what it is today.

The Highlights of the Activity

  • Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror 
  • Magna Carta and its influence on our democracy today.
  • The War of the Roses and Henry VIII’s break from the Catholic Church.
  • Oliver Cromwell and the civil war.
  • The great Monarchs in the British history: Richard the Lionheart, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria.
  • Battle of Trafalgar and Lord Nelson
  • Battle of Waterloo and Duke of Wellington 
  • Industrial Revolution and its impact on the Great British Empire along with the modern Britain we live in today.

 

ACTIVITY 2

The Lion King

Date: 8 August 2018 - Wednesday

Meeting Time: 14.00

Pick up Time (For Parents): 17.15 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ

A trip to a West End Musical is the highlight of the year for many young people in the UK. We will see the musical show The Lion King to explore and experience the stage and performing arts culture in the UK.

Highlights of the Activity

  • It will give children a chance to engage with contemporary entertainment, and sing along with some popular songs.
  • It will give children an understanding of British stage arts and West End theatre culture.
  • It will be a magical experience with lots of learning whilst having fun.
  • Many of the musicals designed for children are drawn from books written by authors that the children might learn about in school.

 

ACTIVITY 3

Contemporary British Children’s Literature 

Date: 23 August 2018 - Thursday

Venue: King's College London, English Language and Literature Department

Meeting Time: 11.00

Pick up Time (For Parents): 14.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Kings College, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, WC2B 6NR, Holborn

This session will try to cover classic British Literature along with the contemporary Children’s literature. Authors such as Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo will be introduced and sets of popular books will be given as gifts to encourage reading. The session will also cover topics as multicultural nature of British celebrations, British popular culture, values and mannerism.

Highlights of the activity

  • Introduce children British literature, from famous writers whose books often draw on British history and culture.
  • Providing children the knowledge of basic British literature that children would have had in their early years at school.
  • Helping children engage more with their friends, make links with TV programmes, and understand more British youth culture. 
  • Highlight British values and code of behaviour 
  • Introducing children about British sense of humour
  • Explaining festivals, celebrations and holidays to show the cultural diversity of the UK.

 

ACTIVITY 4

Houses of Parliament

Date: 30 August 2018 - Thursday

Meeting Time: 14.30

Pick up Time (For Parents): 17.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA (In front of the visitor's entrance)

This trip will build on the knowledge that the children will have developed from previous activities, and from school. We will introduce them to the political history of Britain and how the political system functions with the Monarchy. We hope that this trip will help the children be able to create their own opinions, and to learn that it is ok not to agree with everyone else about how the country is run.

Highlights of the Activity

  • The structure of the parliament; House of Commons and House of Lords.
  • The structure of the United Kingdom; England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  
  • How these counties are governed by the Westminster government and by their local governments.
  • How laws are made in the UK.
  • What are the main political parties and what they stand for?
  • The debating culture in the House of Commons. The House of Commons has been described as the “greatest debating chamber in the world”
  • Contemporary political figures and events.

 

ACTIVITY 5

Science Museum

Date: 29 September 2018 - Saturday

Meeting Time: 1:30 PM

Pick up Time (For Parents): 4:00 PM

Meeting and Pick up Point:  Science Museum Entrance - Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2DD

A great opportunity for kids with the hands-on activities;

- High-energy show

- Live experiments at the chemistry bar.

Along with these hands on activities by experts, a chance to explore Science Museum’s world-class collection enduring record of scientific, technological and medical advancement from across the globe. Visiting the Science Museum will also inspire the kids with award-winning interactive exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement.

 

Highlights of the Activity

  • Exploring the displays and using the hands-on exhibits to find out about the properties and uses of materials
  • Discovering how everyday domestic activities and appliances changed over time
  • Hands-on activities with high-energy shows and live experiments at the chemistry bar, a chance to be creative.
  • IMAX show about space, the International Space Station and our planet.

 

ACTIVITY 6

‘The Globe Theatre’ – Shakespeare’s Globe

Date: 6 October 2018 - Saturday

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Pick up Time (For Parents): 1:15 PM

Meeting and Pick up Point: The Globe Theatre Entrance 21 New Globe Walk SE1 9DT

A trip to the famous Globe Theatre will be pivotal for the children future education. Visiting Shakespeare’s Globe will enable kids to learn the life of Shakespeare, the historic London in which he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.

 

Highlights of the Activity

  • Exploring the Globe Theatre with a professional guide.
  • A live dressing demonstration.
  • Connecting children’s new knowledge of British history with William Shakespeare, Britain’s most famous playwright.
  • Learning about the British sense of humour - steeped in satire and sarcasm - in a fun way.
  • Experiencing live demonstrations and workshops to understand the spirit of the time when Shakespeare wrote his world-famous plays.

 

ACTIVITY 7

Royal Air Force Museum London

Date: 23 October 2018 - Tuesday

Meeting Time: 12:30 PM

Pick up Time (For Parents): 2:30 PM

Meeting and Pick up Point: RAF Museum Entrance - Grahame Park Way, NW9 5LL

 

Visiting the RAF (Royal Air Force) Museum is a great opportunity to explore the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flight to the latest Eurofighter. The world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation and wartime memorabilia offers a great fun day for kids with lots of learning experiences.

Highlights of the Activity

  • Learning about the wartime history of Britain through a guided tour.
  • Understanding the impact of the World Wars on society.
  • Exploring awe-inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain.
  • Hands-on activity set amongst the aircraft with the opportunity to explore and wear uniforms and flight clothing of the Battle of Britain in the Second World War.

ACTIVITY 8

The Arsenal Football Club

Date: 27 October - Saturday

Meeting Time: TBC

Pick up Time (For Parents): TBC 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Arsenal Football Club Visitor’s Entrance Highbury House
75 Drayton Park N5 1BU

 

Sports plays a huge role in the day-to-day life in Britain There is so much to learn on a visit to Arsenal Football Club, from the history of the club which goes back to 1886 to its present-day success. The Emirates Stadium is a state-of-the-art stadium and one of the world's most stunning arenas. It will also give students the opportunity to explore the Arsenal Hub.

Highlights of the Activity

  • Visiting the stadium to explore behind the scenes at this famous club.
  • Exploring how sports have been shaping the society.
  • Learning all about the stadium, the team, the manager and its fans
  • Finding out what makes Arsenal Football Club one of the greatest football teams in the world.
  • Opportunity to discover how Arsenal Hub is engaged with the local community.
  • A chance to see the corporate social responsibility in practice.

 

 

The activities are in chronological order, but they are subject to change when necessary. 

*Please be aware that activities are to be registered as a package. You cannot register for one activity only. 

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