The Bulldog Trust offers extensive education and outreach resources surrounding each exhibition programme.
Josh Gaillemin, The Wholestory, leading a workshop for pupils from Furzedown Primary School, London.
We offer storytelling workshops free of charge to all primary school groups. These workshops encourage children to engage with the contents and themes of the exhibitions whilst improving their use of spoken and written descriptive language.
The workshop includes group discussion, pair and small group work, investigation, storytelling performance and writing. The activities and outcomes from the workshop can be used to inspire further work in the classroom.
The workshops are designed and delivered by our partners theWholeStory, who have worked with the education teams at Historic Royal Palaces, the Horniman Museum, the Geffrye Museum and the V&A Museum of Childhood.
We will start taking bookings for our 2018 exhibition towards the end of 2017. If you would like further information please call 0207 836 3715.
Our informative Teacher’s Trip Pack can be downloaded here.
Comments from previous school visits:
‘I have led school trips to a variety of London Art galleries for over twenty years. Without question this was the most inspiring and organised visit I have ever been on.’
Sarah Counter, Principal, Canary Wharf College, 2013
‘The storytelling workshop was perfect for the children and fitted in really well with our Literacy unit. It has given us lots of scope for continuing the work back at school.’
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, 2013
‘Programmes such as this enable children to experience at close quarters, an eclectic mix of exhibits they would not normally get to see, in small intimate surroundings. The history of the building was also opened up to them and we all left feeling we had shared in something quite magical and special.’
St Saviour’s Primary School, 2014
‘The workshop leaders were outstanding – the children were captivated by their stories and activities from start to finish.’
St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, 2014
‘The activities were easily accessed, well planned and were definitely age-appropriate. I would like to say thank you once again, as it is a rare opportunity that you offer and we would definitely like to avail ourselves of it again in future years.’ St Josephs Primary School, 2015
‘The chance to really look at an eclectic mix of artifacts instead of racing around an enormous museum pushing buttons randomly, was really appreciated! The story-telling skills and the use of appropriate language for the age (and mixed ability) of the group was really great.’ Sudbourne School, 2015