Madame Tussauds London School Trips
Merlin’s Magical London
Today’s lesson will be a unique insight into celebrity culture and the media! Empower your pupils minds with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives at Madame Tussauds London. An educational visit will not only stretch your students English subject-knowledge by delving into the complex world of the media and developing their critical literacy skills, it will also encourage them to explore the concept of ‘Fake news’ and its impact on modern audiences.
Why are Merlin’s Magical London great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', KS2/KS3 pupils have the opportunity to learn:
To identify the different types of media and their purposes.
To explore and critique how the media present information and use language to create meaning.
To understand the concept of ‘fake news’ and why it is important.
In PSHE and Citizenship…
To understand how the media portrays young people and to recognise its possible impact.
To explore how identity is affected by the media.
What activities are available during group visits?
New September 2018 is our KS2/KS3 Media & Fake News workshop. Activities include working together in groups to categorise news stories according to different criteria, including: how the news was shared; who wrote it; text and images; and the emotive impact on the reader.
What size groups do you cater for?
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Yes, we have a schools room which offers optional workshop opportunities and can also be booked free of charge as a lunchroom (subject to availability).
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Madame Tussauds London is a historic building set over a number of levels. So that all our guests can move around the building with ease, our trained staff will ensure that guests with disabilities are transported safely from floor to floor within our building by means of a lift. For safety reasons we can only accept three wheelchair users in the building at any one time and it is strongly advised that you pre-book in advance.
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