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The REME Museum offers a wide range of education sessions specially designed to meet the needs of schools, the National Curriculum and the REME Museum’s collection. All sessions listed below are delivered by our Education Officer; cost just £5 per pupil and includes an optional self-led Museum visit with a curriculum focused worksheet.

For more information, please contact the Education Department by emailing education@rememuseum.org.uk.

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Tanks vs Trucks: KS1 D&T Workshop

A great chance to get up close and better understand the vehicles used by the Army. This workshop not only allows the children to explore the specialties of the tanks and trucks used by REME, but also allows them to have a chance to build their own truck in small teams. This Design and Technology workshop also encourages communication skills and teamwork.

Duration: 2 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS1 Curriculum links: D&T

Downloadable resource: Tanks vs Trucks Workshop Notes, Timetable and Session Outcomes

Sample risk assessment available on request

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Lego Engineering: KS2 D&T Workshop

After exploring the key features of specialist REME vehicles on display in the Museum, students have a chance to push their skills in this engineering task. Pupils will work in small groups of 2s or 3s to build working Lego machines to specific set criteria.

Duration: 3 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: D&T, Science (Forces), English (Spoken language)

Downloadable Resource: LEGO Engineering Workshop Timetable, Outcomes and Notes

Sample risk assessment available on request

Shelters

Survival Shelters: KS2 D&T Workshop

An outside teamwork challenge exploring the key features of Army shelters, pupils have a chance to build their own shelter in the Museum grounds. All shelters will be tested with water with the pupils inside. An optional worksheet to help focus on key design elements is available. This workshop is about the basics of Army bivouacking and is a fun team building task.

Duration: 2 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: D&T, English (Spoken Language)

Downloadable Resource: Survival Shelters Workshop Timetable, Notes, Outcomes and Risk Assessment

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Army Command Tasks: KS2 Maths Workshop

Command Tasks are used by the Army to test problem solving skills. This workshop takes real life Army Command Tasks and applies them to mathematical problems. This is predominantly an outdoor task aimed at Years 5 and 6. It is fast flowing and will challenge not only the students’ maths abilities, but also their teamwork, problem solving and communication skills.

Duration: 2 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: Years 5 and 6 Maths, English (Spoken Language)

Downloadable resource: Army Command Tasks Workshop Timetable and Notes

Sample risk assessment available on request

Poppy

Heroes: KS2 History and English Workshop

What makes a hero? Students tackle this key question by using case studies of REME medal recipients. In small groups the pupils explore the Museum finding key objects. Pupils help retell the soldiers’ heroic story by using storyboards. This KS2 Workshop focuses on History and English but also includes Art and understanding British values.

Duration: 2 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: History, English (Spoken language, Comprehension, Reading), Art and Understanding British Values (in particular the role of the Armed Forces).

Downloadable resource: Heroes Workshop Timetable, Session Notes and Outcomes

Sample risk assessment available on request

Additional Information

All workshops require booking in advance.

School workshops available Tuesday to Friday.

Free pre-visits for teaching staff.

Sessions cost just £5 per pupil. Escorting adults go free.

All workshops can accommodate up to 34 pupils. Some sessions can be delivered twice a day to cater for up to 68 pupils.

Curriculum focused quizzes can be made available for self-led Museum visits.

Free onsite coach parking.