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Museum launches new Schools Programme for 2017/18 Academic Year

The British Motor Museum is launching its new Schools programme for the 2017/18 academic year. Building on its successful 2016/17 programme, the Museum offers a range of workshops covering key curriculum subjects, along with the opportunity to explore the extensive collection of British motor vehicles during an exciting day of active learning.

The Museum is also pleased to announce that the Travel Support Fund aimed at helping schools with the cost of coach transport, will continue. Made possible by support from Arts Council England, this fund offers up to £300 towards the cost of coach travel for schools visiting the Museum.

Popular new workshops for 2017/18 include History Detectives (KS2) & Engineering Apprentices (KS2 & KS3). History Detectives targets the KS2 History & Science curriculum with an exciting challenge to find a stolen trophy. Pupils will become a detective and learn about crime solving techniques from the Victorians to the present day. Under the guidance of a ‘Police Officer’, pupils will handle objects from the collection, take their fingerprints, break codes to solve clues and question suspects during their visit.

Engineering Apprentices tackles the STEM curriculum for KS2 & KS3. Pupils will explore the history of racing and use their engineering skills to build a Jaguar D-type remote control racing car from the chassis up. The step by step workshop encourages team work and thinking skills while expanding technology, engineering and mathematics knowledge and skills.

Running alongside the standard workshops, the Museum offers a series of Curriculum Weeks. The first of these in the new academic year is WWI History Week which runs from 25 - 29 September and is aimed at KS2 to KS4. Commemorating the centenary of WW1, it offers pupils an exciting day of immersive learning with role play activities and object handling. Children will join Tommy in the Trenches, visit the Casualty Clearing Station and meet a member of the Tank Corps. There is also a fantastic opportunity to explore the replica Mark IV Tank on loan from The Tank Museum and used in the hit movie ‘War Horse’. The cost is £12.50 per pupil.

Caroline Reid, Education Officer at the British Motor Museum said “Our new Schools Programme offers a great range of opportunities for learning outside the classroom. The workshops are designed to be fun, engaging as well as educational and enable pupils to explore in more depth particular themes that they are learning about in school.”

For all the information about our 2017/18 Schools Programme click here, or to request a2017/18 Schools Brochure please email education@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 927827.