Tower of London
Date: 31 July 2018
Meeting 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 now.
- 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
The Lion King
Date: 8 August 2018
Meeting 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.
- It will give the children a chance to engage with contemporary entertainment, and sing along with some popular songs.
- It will be a magical experience with lots of learning whilst having a lot of fun.
- Many of the musicals designed for children are drawn from books written by authors that the children might learn about in school.
Houses of Parliament
Date: 23 August 2018
Meeting 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.
- 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 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
Visiting Leeds Castle
Date: 30 August 2018
Meeting Point: Will be announced soon.
For a fun day out to celebrate the end of the programme, visiting one of England’s beautiful ancient castles.
- To round up all the themes and areas of culture looked at in all other sessions
- For the children to be able to ask questions, discuss/debate all they have experienced.
The activities are not in chronological order and subject to change when necessary. They will take place during the weekends and school holidays. More activities will follow and will be announced on our webpage.