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In our time

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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Our African dance workshops will take your pupils on a journey through many styles of African dance and help them understand the rhythm of tribal beats. Our workshops give all pupils the chance to develop and shine away from the classroom. If you are a one form entry school, we can cover the whole school in a full day, that's £ per pupil!...

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All UK Regions
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN


PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES production has been specially written by our award winning writer Brian James. Set in modern times, this wonderful story flickers in and out of the past. Seeing a glimpse of what life was like during WWII. Must see production...

Pack UP Your Troubles

South West
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 ...

Geevor Tin Mine

Scotland
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. ...

Dundee Science Centre

Scotland
History, Geography, Human Geography, 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. ...

Scottish Maritime Museum



Eden Project
Eden Project
★★★★★

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


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. ...

Eden Project
★★★★★

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


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. ...

National Museum Cardiff

Midlands
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. ...

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

East Midlands
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. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

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 Coal Museum Wales
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Twentieth Century, worldwar


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... ...

World War Two Workshops

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


The National Waterways Museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats with rich collections and archives to tell the story of Britains canals and waterways. The historic docks at Ellesmere Port provide...

The National Waterways Museum

North
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is a unique and educational experience for all ages and operates educational tours for school groups from Early Years to KS4, as well as out of school groups. ...

Runway Visitor Park

London & South East
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


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. ...

Frogmore Paper Mill
WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Twentieth Century, worldwar, SEN


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. ...

WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


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! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

North
Science, History, Geography, Industrial, Twentieth Century


Take a fascinating journey through Britain's epic story of the Royal Navy and its rich maritime heritage, set in an authentically created historic quayside and home to Europe's oldest floating warship HMS Trincomalee. ...

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

All UK Regions
History, worldwar, SEN, Twentieth Century


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. ...

Brave Britain at War
WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Twentieth Century, worldwar, SEN


Travel back in time with ‘Polly’ to the 1940′s and experience what it might have been like to be an evacuee during World War II. Pack your suitcase and get ready to leave your hometown for the country... ...

WW2 Workshops
★★★★★

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


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 ...

Shrewsbury Prison

South West
Maths, Design Technology, Computing, Twentieth Century


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 ...

At-Bristol

North
Science, History, Twentieth Century


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

Museum of Science and Industry

London & South East
Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN, Performing Arts


African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.35 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year. ...

African Dance Workshops
★★★★★
Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank
★★★★★

North
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. ...

Jodrell Bank
★★★★★

East of England
Science, History, Geography, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
★★★★★

Midlands
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 ...

Gladstone Pottery Museum

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. ...

National Galleries of Scotland

Midlands
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! ...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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


Explore the science, technology and history of the railways with the NRM's Learning Team. We offer a range of workshops for all ages to help you get the most out of your visit, all FREE....

National Railway Museum

Scotland
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. ...

Glasgow Science Centre

North
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. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours

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


Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...

Techniquest Glyndwr

London & South East
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. ...

Parliament


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