Programme Activities

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ACTIVITY 1

Visiting Tower of London

Date: 31 July 2018 - Tuesday

Meeting Time: 11.30 

Pick up Time (For Parents): 14.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB 

This session will be a fun and informative start to the programme. After the overall introduction to the programme we will explore the Tower of London and learn about some of the most famous parts of British history including the monarchy, religion and how British culture has become what it is today.

The Highlights of the Activity

  • Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror 
  • Magna Carta and its influence on our democracy today.
  • The War of the Roses and Henry VIII’s break from the Catholic Church.
  • Oliver Cromwell and the civil war.
  • The great Monarchs in the British history: Richard the Lionheart, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria.
  • Battle of Trafalgar and Lord Nelson
  • Battle of Waterloo and Duke of Wellington 
  • Industrial Revolution and its impact on the Great British Empire along with the modern Britain we live in today.

 

ACTIVITY 2

The Lion King

Date: 8 August 2018 - Wednesday

Meeting Time: 14.00

Pick up Time (For Parents): 17.15 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ

A trip to a West End Musical is the highlight of the year for many young people in the UK. We will see the musical show The Lion King to explore and experience the stage and performing arts culture in the UK.

Highlights of the Activity

  • It will give children a chance to engage with contemporary entertainment, and sing along with some popular songs.
  • It will give children an understanding of British stage arts and West End theatre culture.
  • It will be a magical experience with lots of learning whilst having fun.
  • Many of the musicals designed for children are drawn from books written by authors that the children might learn about in school.

 

ACTIVITY 3

Contemporary British Children’s Literature 

Date: 23 August 2018 - Thursday

Venue: King's College London, English Language and Literature Department

Meeting Time: 11.00

Pick up Time (For Parents): 14.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Kings College, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, WC2B 6NR, Holborn

This session will try to cover classic British Literature along with the contemporary Children’s literature. Authors such as Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo will be introduced and sets of popular books will be given as gifts to encourage reading. The session will also cover topics as multicultural nature of British celebrations, British popular culture, values and mannerism.

Highlights of the activity

  • Introduce children British literature, from famous writers whose books often draw on British history and culture.
  • Providing children the knowledge of basic British literature that children would have had in their early years at school.
  • Helping children engage more with their friends, make links with TV programmes, and understand more British youth culture. 
  • Highlight British values and code of behaviour 
  • Introducing children about British sense of humour
  • Explaining festivals, celebrations and holidays to show the cultural diversity of the UK.

 

ACTIVITY 4

Houses of Parliament

Date: 30 August 2018 - Thursday

Meeting Time: 14.30

Pick up Time (For Parents): 17.30 

Meeting and Pick up Point: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA (In front of the visitor's entrance)

This trip will build on the knowledge that the children will have developed from previous activities, and from school. We will introduce them to the political history of Britain and how the political system functions with the Monarchy. We hope that this trip will help the children be able to create their own opinions, and to learn that it is ok not to agree with everyone else about how the country is run.

Highlights of the Activity

  • The structure of the parliament; House of Commons and House of Lords.
  • The structure of the United Kingdom; England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  
  • How these counties are governed by the Westminster government and by their local governments.
  • How laws are made in the UK.
  • What are the main political parties and what they stand for?
  • The debating culture in the House of Commons. The House of Commons has been described as the “greatest debating chamber in the world”
  • Contemporary political figures and events.

The activities are in chronological order but they are subject to change when necessary. More activities will follow and will be announced on our webpage. 

*Please be aware that activities are to be registered as a package. You cannot register for one activity only. 

 

 

 

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