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The Edwardian era (1901-1910) was followed by the Geogrian period, which lasted until 1936 and saw The Great War, where much of Europe fell into conflict. The result plunged the country into a deep economic depression, with many regions suffering high unemployment, especially in the north and in Wales, where the decline of the coal industry, left many communities destitute. The depression was interrupted by another World War which lasted until 1945. Politics has played a central role in our country for many hundreds of years, but from the middle part of the twentieth century, government policies were especially apparent, as the country sought to recover from the terrible war. This period saw the decline in Britain's power over its colonies, the creation of national organisations such as the Health Service, and the creation of a European Common Market, which became the European Union.

The study topics for the twentieth century are wide ranging, perhaps due to changes in lifestyle and technology that took place. If the Industrial Revolution was a big leap forward, the Technological Revolution with its rapid pace of change has been equally profound. The two World Wars dominate the early part of the twentieth century, but art, industry, media, exploration, transport and politics all offer great ways to study this period of history.

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Outreach History Workshops



The Winding House brings the story of the South Wales valleys to your school! From the Roman invasion to the twentieth century; explore the unique history of the valleys and discover the roots of modern life and culture in Wales.

Holders of the prestigious Sandford Award and the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, the Winding House offers immersive learning experiences in a range of historical subjects. Our award winning learning programme is written in line with the new Draft Curriculum for Wales 2022 and encourages children to connect with their histories, to inspire them to be ethically minded citizens of Wales and the wider world. We support a cross-curricular approach to learning and embed Welsh language education and the LNF framework in all workshops. With strong links with the local community and fellow sites of historical interest, we can find something to interest everyone in the history of the valleys!...

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WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Meet Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 and travel with her to London 1914 and discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever.

National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff

Geography, Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art

You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum.

Day Visits
Day Visits

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art

Unlike other historic houses, there are no roped off areas and children are encouraged to ask questions, explore, touch things and dress up. There’s always time to let off steam in the gardens and grounds, and see a birds of prey display.

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Twentieth Century

RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day.




Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

Science, History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho

Scottish Maritime Museum
Scottish Maritime Museum

Geography, Human Geography, History, Twentieth Century

The Scottish Maritime Museum contains exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. The sites have a collection of vessels that represent 150 years history.

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.


World War Two Workshops
World War Two Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
A captivating workshop that vividly brings World War II to life. Pupils will participate in a range of educational activities, and have the chance to explore genuine WWII artifacts and try on real period clothing...

Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life
Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life

History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

The Winding House tells the story of the south Wales valleys. From the Roman invasion to the twentieth century; explore the unique history of the valleys and discover the roots of modern life and culture in Wales through our museum.

Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank

Science, Physics, Twentieth Century

Our year round education programmes in the north west of England offer children a unique learning experience and the opportunity to experiment with live science.

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart
Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

English, History, Medieval, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.


Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of Science in North Wales and opens later in 2020. Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!

Decades Dance Workshops
Decades Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Decades dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops focus on the 20th Century dance styles, and they work very well if your school are celebrating an anniversary.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o


Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre

Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century

From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community.

Titanic
Titanic

History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts

It was the largest man-made object ever to move, deemed by the owners and designers to be 'unsinkable'. So why and how did the Titanic sink? And what are the stories of the people trapped on board?

World Wars Workshops
World Wars Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Our World Wars workshops cover the whole 20th Century but especially WW1 and WW2. Covering everything from Home Guard Training & Home front jobs to Air Raid precautions and Frontline action, our World Wars days put your young people in the action!

History Dance Workshops
History Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE

COVID-19 OFFER
History dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. Explore various dances from historical periods and bring the subject to life with outside of the classroom learning.


National Coal Museum Wales
National Coal Museum Wales

Science, History, Twentieth Century

Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century.

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale

Brilliant Liverpool Tours
Brilliant Liverpool Tours

History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN

Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village.

National Galleries of Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland

History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century

Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion.


Outreach History Workshops
Outreach History Workshops

History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

The Winding House brings the story of the South Wales valleys to your school! From the Roman invasion to the twentieth century; explore the unique history of the valleys and discover the roots of modern life and culture in Wales.

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry

Science, History, Twentieth Century

Fourteen different learning galleries with programmes, shows, and demonstrations for key stages 1 to 4.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century

Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens!

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.


Eden Project
Eden Project

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art

Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities.

Brave Britain at War
Brave Britain at War

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

Your Country Needs You - Join up & fight - Let Nurse Vera show you how you can help. But is her husband safe? or take part in a WWII workshop. The pupils will experience life during the Second World War: Be evacuated, learn about rationing.

Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin

At-Bristol
At-Bristol

Maths, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum


Black History Month/Long Walk to Freedom
Black History Month/Long Walk to Freedom

History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

Together we will dive in the lives and influences of some of history's most inspiring heroes - Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Black History Month is a time to recognise past struggles, and celebrate incredible achievement.

African Dance Workshops
African Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year.

Parliament
Parliament

Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century

A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster.

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

Science, Design Technology, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Twentieth Century

Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work.


Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted.

Drayton Manor Zoo
Drayton Manor Zoo

English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN

We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school.

1960s Workshop & Wow Day
1960s Workshop & Wow Day

History, Twentieth Century

Dan Tastic Education brings The 1960s to life with incredible 1960s Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by our historical items, props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators

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