Schools Programme 2021-22

The Education and Outreach Team works closely with schools to provide resources for pupils from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5. Some of our workshop can be adapted for younger pupils, please contact the Education and Outreach Team to discuss if you are thinking of booking for a Key Stage 1 class.

Our school workshops are detailed below. Some of the workshops are available as virtual sessions, some in the classroom and some at The Archive Centre, or a combination of the above. Please check individual sessions to see the options. Details of the different types of session are also provided. Please note, these sessions are run according to current government guidelines and in accordance with our COVID-19 risk assessment.

The types of workshop are listed below. To see which workshops are available please select either Primary School Workshops or Secondary School Workshops.

Types of Workshops

Online Workshops

Our online workshops can be run via video link with your class or small groups of pupils. Each session includes opportunities for pupils to give their ideas and thoughts about documents and concepts as they become history detectives and work on uncovering the information themselves.

Sessions are run on Teams or Zoom, which enable us to show the documents we are discussing on your whiteboard. 

Online workshops last for approximately 45 minutes

Classroom Workshops

Our classroom workshops last approximately 1 1/2 hours. They follow similar content to the online sessions, but include a number of activities which we run with the pupils.

The Archive Centre Workshops

Our workshops held at The Archive Centre, Norwich, last for 2 hours and follow similar content to the classroom workshops, but include a chance to see some original documents and the possibility of a tour to our strongrooms.

Downloadable Resources

We provide a number of downloadable resources for you to use in with your pupils. They are in the form of PDF documents and can be downloaded as complete lessons or split up to form standalone worksheets. If you would like any amendments to enable you to adapt how you use them please do get in contact.

Get in Touch

We have mailing lists for primary and secondary teachers, which give you information about forthcoming workshops, and other events at the Record Office for your students. 

For any other enquiries, please get in touch.