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Education Programmes for KS1 & KS2

The Royal Gunpowder Mills makes learning interesting and fun with a series of inspiring projects and experiments aimed at bringing everything from the Gunpowder Plot to the Space Race vividly to life.

Our team of experts have devised a complete programme of hands-on activities, re-enactments and workshops making historical events and scientific principles fun and relevant to modern day students.

From life on the Home Front during World War 11 to learning how to build a rocket – your educational group is guaranteed a fascinating day of fun learning.

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Education Programmes


Education Booking

Education Booking

                  Education Programmes Booking The Royal Gunpowder Mills makes learning interesting and fun with a series of inspiring projects and experiments aimed at bringing everything from the Gunpowder Plot to the Space Race vividly to li…Read More
Viking Life and Lore

Viking Life and Lore

              Viking Life and Lore Experience the Viking way of life. Meet Viking characters and discover how they battled for the Kingdom of England. Available January - 20 October, 10:00 - 14:30 LONGSHIPS - Delve into the mind of a Viking war…Read More
Home Front

Home Front

                    WWII on the Home Front Experience life in a small village during World War 2. Meet the people at work on the home front and help uncover an enemy spy! Available January - 20 October, 10:00 - 14:30 EXPERIENCE AN AIR-RAID…Read More
Victorian Life

Victorian Life

              Victorian Life Join our education staff in period dress to discover how the Victorians lived and experience different aspects of their life. Available January - 20 October, 10:00 - 14:30 HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS - Enjoy a fun visi…Read More
Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas

              Victorian Christmas Meet a selection of intriguing and festive Victorian characters as they celebrate their Christmas. Available 21 November - 8 December, 10:00 - 14:30 CREATE A CARD - Screen print your own Christmas Card.   C…Read More
Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

                  Guy Fawkes - Gunpowder, Treason & Plot The story of Guy Fawkes is brought to life through interactive and engaging activities, creating a truly memorable learning experience for all. Available 31 October - 17 November, 10…Read More
Explorer

Explorer

              Explorer Programme Choose any two of our Explorer topics for a full day of amazing discoveries.... Available January - 20 October, 10:00 - 14:30 WOODLAND AND WILDLIFE - (KS1 & 2) Learn about the woodland habitat and go on a …Read More

Education Programme Testimonials

Explorer Programme
I enjoyed the woodland walk and making soil and finding out about a beetle.  
 - Year 4 Pupil, Chigwell School
I particularly enjoyed making the rocket and launching them. It was brilliant.
 - Year 2 Pupil, St. Catherines School
I enjoyed when we went pond dipping and I liked when we all went on a land train seeing the animals was excting.
 - Year 2 Pupil, St Catherines School
The children thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. The rocket making and clay activities were very well paced and timed.
 - Mrs D Greenfield, Year 1 Teacher, Sheredes Primary School

Home Front
The variety of activities was excellent and the added mystery of a spy really added to the day.
 - Mrs Harding, Year 4 Teacher, Great Totham Primary School
My favorite things were hearing the air raid warning and being an evacuee. Thank you for a wonderful time.
 - Year 3 Pupil, Coopersale Hall School
I really did not know you can do so many things with ropes and sticks, and trying to work out the spy was my favorite.
 - Year 3 Pupil, Coopersale Hall School

Victorian Life
We all enjoyed the workhouse activates i.e. shoe polishing and Victorian classroom.
 - Miss Ejorh, Year 5 Teacher, Four Swannes School
When I did the laundry my arms were hurting and it was only a minute, then in the toy room I was amazed there were lots you were showing us. I liked the cup and ball.
 - Year 3/4 Pupil, Aycliffe Drive School

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
 Thank you for a super day. The entire visit was well planned and supervised. We had a lot of fun whilst learning from the experience.
 - Mrs Watson, Year 1/2 Teacher, Richard Whittington Primary School
Once again, we had a fantastic day, enjoyed by children and adults alike. All activities were spot-on, just the right length. 
 - Mrs Jill Beecheno, Year 2 Teacher, Great Chesterford CE Primary
We loved all the practical sessions i.e. making feather pens, lanterns etc. It was a fantastic day all round.
 - Mrs King, Year 1 Teacher, Willowbrook Primary School

Victorian Xmas
Very welcoming, presenters really get into role and are knowledgeable.
 - A.P. Childs, Deputy Head, Brookmans Park School
Children engaged and carrying out activities such as making cards kept them focused and attentive. Each session is timed very well.
 - Miss M Prakash, Year 6 Teacher, Larkswood Primary School

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