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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. We cover a wide range of topics that use our special museum collection to make your school trip a exciting learning experience.

 

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. We are happy to discuss other potential workshop ideas, please contact us for a chat.

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

 

Free Re-entry for school students

The REME Museum is offering free re-entry for pupils who return with their family or responsible adult in 2018. All pupils visiting the museum as a part of an organised educational visit will be offered a voucher that will allow unlimited free re-entry into the museum for a year. All children taking part in the offer have to visit with a paying adult and show the original voucher. The voucher is valid for 12 months once it has been issued.

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One of the many tanks on display in the REME Museum

Tanks vs Trucks: KS1 & EYFS 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

LEGO Engineering School Session

Lego Engineering: KS2, 3 & 4 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 3s to build working Lego machines to specific set criteria. This session can be delivered with additional resources to challenge KS3 or 4 pupils too.

Duration: 2-3 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

A sample risk assessment is available on request

Great teamwork design and technology outdoor session

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

Maths Planks

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

Cpl Miller's Painting

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

REME Poppy

Remembrance: EYFS & KS1 Workshop

Discover more about our armed forces with this engaging and fun workshop. It offers pupils the chance to handle and wear original uniform; make medals and delve behind the symbolism of the poppy. A visit to the Lyneham repatriation memorial garden can be included in the visit.

Duration: 2 hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS1 Curriculum links: History

Timetables and a sample risk assessment available on request

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A Soldiers Life: An Early Years Foundation Stage Workshop

A fun and active museum workshop that explores the life of a REME soldier. They will explore the vehicles they work with as well as the uniform they wear. After exploring the importance of medals, pupils can make and take home their own version. This session has been put together with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statuary framework in mind.

Duration: Minimum of 2 hours, plus optional visit to the Museum Galleries

EYFS Framework links: Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking, Moving and handling, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Numbers, People and communities, Technology, Exploring and using media and materials and being imaginative

Downloadable resources: A Soldiers Life: EYFS Workshop Timetable and Information Pack

A sample risk assessment available on request

image Other Education Workshops

We can also host Scouting or Guiding units; run educational activities; give specialist tours to groups and have birthday parties here in the REME Museum. Please contact us for more information.

Assault Course

LEGO Engineering & Assault Course Youth Group Session

After exploring the key features of specialist REME vehicles, on display in the museum, children have a chance to push their skills in this engineering task. Children would be working in small groups of either twos or threes to build working LEGO machines to specific set criteria. Our onsite Assault Course can also be opened for supervised team challenges.

Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes, including optional visit to the Museum Galleries

Downloadable resources: LEGO Engineering & Assault Course Youth Group Information Pack

A sample risk assessment available on request

image Booking Information

All workshops or sessions require booking in advance.

School workshops are available Tuesday to Friday. Some Saturday sessions are also available.

Free pre-visits for teaching staff.

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

We can also run the Assault Course for an extra £1 per pupil. This will be dependent on weather and group size. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in this option.

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

We charge for a minimum of groups of 10 pupils. We allow smaller groups to book but you will be invoiced for the equivalent cost of 10 pupils.

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

Free onsite coach parking.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or you would like to make a booking please contact us at  01249 89 4869 or email education@rememuseum.org.uk