FREE tailor-made Art, History and Literacy sessions for Primary and Secondary schools, supporting the National Curriculum.
Workshops are run by experienced facilitators and offer active, child-led explorations of our current exhibition. All visits include creative activities to suit your group’s specific needs.
We also offer tours and sessions for SEN groups, Faith Schools and Youth Groups.
Current exhibition inspired session: Yalta 1945
Suitable for Secondary: KS3-4
Curriculum links: Art, History, Religious Studies, PHSCE.
Students will be given a brief history of the Ben Uri Gallery and introduced to our, Yalta 1945, exhibition. The session will cover the historical events that occurred as a result of the Yalta Conference and the impact the decisions made by the Big Three (Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin) had in shaping the history of Europe after the Second World War.
It will look at the impact this historical moment had upon the lives of people living at the time through the responses of the two Russian artists, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Both created their art to criticise the Soviet Union and had to migrate to America in order to showcase their work.
Students will explore the history connected to Yalta 1945 through selected paintings that identify key moments in history.
Students will have the opportunity to think critically, discuss and debate the works in relation to their own historical knowledge through activities and group work.
Students will reflect upon their own responses to the exhibition and create a Socialist Realist inspired artwork.
‘Getting a chance to see the abstract idea of communism and capitalism represented visually really engaged the students. We don’t get long in the GCSE course to explore cultural and social history but the mixture of talking, viewing and practical was great.’ History Teacher- Hampstead School.
Supporting GCSE Studies and GCSE History Examination links:
Unit 4: Superpower relations
Background to the Cold war
The Cold War 1943-91
Causes of the Cold War
International Relations, 1918 – c.2001)
Origins of the Cold War
Russia 1928–1964: The People and the State
Unit 1: The origins of the Cold War
The Cold War 1945-2000: Origins of the Cold War 1945-60
All sessions and last up to 90 minutes for up to 15-20 students and are available weekdays during term time.
Schools can book either an AM or PM slot between 10am-4pm.
All sessions can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. We also work with schools to offer bespoke days.
How to book
Contact our learning team today and we will be happy to help support you and your class. Phone 0207 604 3991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘An excellent and well organised programme. Would definitely consider returning and possibly build lessons around this. Thank you for your hard work and for an excellent and insightful morning.’
S. Drubhra – Head of RE- Furze Platt Senior School