Education Programme for Schools

The Museumís education programme revolves around the daily life of the troopers and officers of the Household Cavalry since 1640 up to the present day.

Activities are linked to the National Curriculum through the subjects of Art, Design and Technology, Literacy, PSHE as well as History. We aim to develop pupilsí skills of observation and historical enquiry.

Sessions are especially suitable for:-

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
  • Special Needs

Being a small museum we are able to adapt our programmes to fit the needs of individual schools. Our aim is to provide each group with an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience outside the classroom.
We recommend visits of 90 minutes. In this time pupils will gain an unique insight into the daily life and ceremonial duties of a soldier of the Queenís Life Guard.

A suggested minimum adult /pupil ratio is:-

1/6 for primary school pupils.

1/10 for senior school pupils.

A charge of £4 will be made for each pupil. Accompanying adults are free.
Contact the museum staff who will be pleased to help you plan your visit.
Telephone 02079303070 email museum@householdcavalry.co.uk marked as school visit information.

To book you will need the following information readily available.

1. Proposed dates and times for visits.
2. The number of children and adults in your party.
3. Contact details.
4. Any special requirements.
5. The educational focus of your visit.

A site visit in advance is advisable and free of charge to group leaders.

Health and Safety Considerations for School Visits.

When writing the risk assessment for your visit the following information may be of help.
All childrenís museum activities have been designed with consideration of all risks involved.
Accompanying teachers and supervising adults are expected to remain with their groups throughout the visit and are responsible for the health and safety of visiting pupils as they would be at school.
Exploring the galleries. These are maintained as safe places for visitors however because of the age of the building there are some uneven cobbled stone floors. Slipping, tripping and light injury can occur ( rarely) and visitors are expected to take reasonable care when moving through the galleries.

Handling equipment

This would normally be carried out under supervision from trained museum volunteers or staff. Any object found in a handling collection will be safe for visitors to touch. Some items may be heavy so pupils will need to follow instructions carefully.
First Aid is the ultimate responsibility of the school staff, however in the event of an incident needing medical attention museum staff can be called to the assistance of anyone requiring help.

Fire Evacuation

If the alarm sounds all visitors and staff must exit by the nearest available fire door. Museum staff will assist groups to vacate the building and lead them to the museum collection point on Horse Guards Parade.

 


 

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