SCHOOLS AND CADETS
Our educational programmes cover a variety of different areas. These programmes are informal and are designed to provide a stimulating interpretation of your formal curriculum. We can provide resources and expertise to work with you to ensure that we provide a resource to meet your needs.
Subject areas include;
Maths - Codes and Code breaking,
Science and/or Technology - Semaphore to Satellites, Wireless, Telegraphs
History - The Evolution of Communications, world War 1, World war 2, Post War.
Our educational offer for Colleges can include (by appointment) a Military perspective provided by serving soldiers. We currently provide visits for colleges who run courses in: ; Citizenship, Military Preparation, Uniformed Public Services, Public Communications.
There are smaller group activities within the class sessions that provide opportunities for children of mixed ability to work together, or for teachers and our staff to give attention to advanced or less able pupils.
WE SUPPORT THE LIGHT CURRICULUM
We use the Shutter Telegraph System, signalling by lamp, periscopes and the heliograph as our equipment bases for teaching the basics of the light curriculum.
The Activity Sheets require the pupils to examine these equipments in the Museum and draw deductions about how they work and how they were used. To achieve this will involve a wide range of skills and their learning will necessarily venture outside the science curriculum.
The Handling Sessions are practical sessions dealing with mirrors, lens and light rays with the purpose of defining how the above military equipment was designed.
WE OFFER OTHER SUPPORT
The Museum's Collection also offers links to History, Technology, Numeracy, Communications and Art. Indeed, even during the science sessions pupils will learn communications skills, history, spelling, numeracy and reading.
We will work closely with you if you wish to arrange a visit to meet other elements of the National Curriculum. We will even devise work sheets to meet your needs. Usually, this will require you to visit the Museum beforehand.