Animation Competition winners

March 24, 2021 - Kate McNab

Big congratulations to our competition winners Heath Mount School and Wilson’s School, who were inspired by our Revolutionary Collection and our Animation made with Finham Primary School – and a lot of lego! Take a look at our showreel for a taste of their fantastic films.  Why not try making your own Revolutionary Animation […]

Making revolutionary digital comic books with Brunts Academy

January 25, 2021 - Anna Husband

    Key Stage 3 students from Brunts Academy used Surface Pros and the Fresco app/software to create their own artworks.   Students had expressed an interest in using technology to develop their artwork and this proved a fantastic way to do it. Undertaking the project during an after-school club helped give students more opportunity to […]

Exploring Black Histories in the Age of Revolution

October 29, 2020 - Richard Moss

George Rose, Waterloo veteran From our extensive Waterloo collection is the story of George Rose, a Black soldier at Waterloo. Rose was born into slavery in Spanish Town, Jamaica in around 1791. By 1809 he had escaped to Britain and his discharge papers, held in the National Archives, show that at the age of 18 […]

Making our Abolition quilt using digital collaging with Hull Museums

May 20, 2020 - Kate McNab

Heritage Learning, the education service for Hull Museums, worked with Year 5 students from St George’s Primary school to make two matching quilts, one for the school and one for the museum to display. The quilts were made up of printed digital collages that explored the many different groups and individuals involved in the campaign […]

Animating the revolutionary Newcomen Beam Engine with Barnsley Museums

April 21, 2020 - Kate McNab

Barnsley Museums Learning team worked with Year 5 students from Jump Primary School to animate and project the internal workings of the Newcomen Beam Engine onto the external wall of its building at Elsecar Heritage Centre. All students achieved Arts Award Discover as a result of the work they carried out during the project. See […]

Using Scratch to explore adaptation and evolution with Hampshire Cultural Trust

April 7, 2020 - Kate McNab

The Age of Revolution was a time of exploration and discovery in the field of natural sciences. Captain Cook’s voyages brought new knowledge to Europe about the animals, plants and peoples in Australia, Hawaii and other lands in the Pacific. Charles Darwin’s studies aboard HMS Beagle led him to develop the theory of natural selection […]

Making our Climate Revolution Cookbooks with London Connected Learning Centre

March 30, 2020 - Kate McNab

London Connected Learning Centre worked with the Garden Museum and Year 5 students from  Hill Mead Primary School to make revolutionary digital cookbooks. Students researched Revolution and climate change, discussed food production and its impact on climate, and worked with the Garden Museum learning kitchen to create revolutionary sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients. Find out […]

Making our Age of Revolution felt banners with Leeds Museums & Galleries

March 24, 2020 - Kate McNab

Leeds Museums & Galleries created revolutionary banners with Green Lane Primary School, Bradford. The banners were created by Year 5 and 6 students over four sessions, three held at Leeds Industrial Museum and the last at the school. See our simple step-by-step guide for making these in the Classroom.   1. Inspiration and Immersion On […]

Age of Revolution Top Trumps – available FREE to schools

February 18, 2020 - Kate McNab

Please note: Due to huge uptake in recent weeks, we have sadly exhausted our current stock of Top Trumps decks. Please check back in future or keep an eye on our social media where we will announce if more sets become available. This unique, specially designed card game showcases the diverse history, people, and ideas […]

Age of Revolution Top Trumps: Classroom activities

February 18, 2020 - Kate McNab

These activities are suitable for students aged 9 – 16+. For use with our unique Age of Revolution Top Trumps. Please note: Due to huge uptake in recent weeks, we have sadly exhausted our current stock of Top Trumps decks. Please check back in future or keep an eye on our social media where we […]