Painted Ceiling Investigators

Daily, 10:30-12:00 only

Key Stage 2: History, art, science

Curriculum links: light; properties and change of materials; a local history study; the legacy of Roman and Greek culture; great artists, architects and designers

Maximum of 32 pupils

Free

Between June 2017 and September 2019, we are offering an unmissable opportunity to bring your pupils face to face with the Painted Hall ceiling. After their safety briefing, pupils will put on hard hats and high-vis tabards and ascend 60ft to our observation deck to marvel at the painted ceiling up close. Once on the observation deck, they will become investigators, using torches to uncover the secret messages in the paintings, learning more about how the paintings were made and discovering how conservation will protect our past for the future.

Please note that sensible shoes will need to be worn on the day as there are approximately 70 steps to the observation deck. 

Due to the nature of the Ceiling Experience we ask that schools bring 1 adult for every 5 children.

This workshop can be booked as a stand-alone session or with one of our workshops. We are now taking bookings from December 2017.

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Tactile tales - LearningTactile tales

Foundation stage and year 1: Storytelling, art and design
FREE

This fun and engaging multi-sensory session uses our very special tactile rug to engage young children with a story involving characters from the Painted Hall. Children discover kings, queens, sailors and monsters through an interactive story with song and role play, and decorate their own crown or sailors hat to take back to school.

Our tactile resource is accessible for children with visual impairment.

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Self-led Trail

Please note: this activity will take place in our Clore Learning Space.

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Pattern and Shape

Key stage 1 and 2: Maths, art and design, teamwork
FREE

This interactive session explores the maths behind the stunning architecture and decorative work of the Chapel. Children investigate shape and symmetry before working in groups to create their own symmetrical patterns to take back to school. This workshop offers a fun and imaginative way to study maths outside the classroom.

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Self-led trail KS1-2

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Curator for a Day

Key stage 2: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork
FREE

This session gives children the chance to curate their own display, deciding which items they would include to tell the story of the Old Royal Naval College site. Using a variety of evidence – maps, images and objects – children learn about the people who worked and lived here and explore the historical importance of the local area. This workshop includes an opportunity to investigate the interactive displays in the Visitor Centre.

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Self-led trail KS2

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Tudor Study Day

Key stage 2: History, drama, literacy
£150 per day, up to two classes

In this living history day, children learn about life for both rich and poor at the Tudor Palace in Greenwich. One session is led by a character actor and uses costume, props, stories and music to explore life at Henry VIII’s Greenwich Palace.The second session focuses on historical enquiry.

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Self-led trail KS2

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Myths and Masks

Key stage 2: History, art and design, drama, literacy

Learn more about classical gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes from Greek Mythology in this interactive workshop. Children get the opportunity to design their own mythological mask using a range of art materials. A drama extension session focusing on additional Greek myths is available for this workshop. Please contact us for further details.

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Self-led trail KS2

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Impossible creatures

Key stage 1 and 2: Art and design, literacy, drama

Children discover the classical monsters that feature in the Painted Hall through storytelling and role play. Using the many examples of hybrid and imaginary creatures that feature in the artwork, the workshop also encourages children to create their own impossible creatures using a range of art materials. A literacy extension based on the students' artwork is available for this workshop. Please contact us for further details.

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Self-led trail KS1-2

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Skittles

Upper Key stage 1, Key stage 2-5

Don't leave the Old Royal Naval College without enjoying a game of skittles! Normally closed to visitors, we open the original Victorian skittle alley to school groups as part of a day's visit combined with other activities. Pupils learn about the life of the Pensioners and play a game of Skittles using the original balls and skittles. Guaranteed to generate enjoyment and energy!

Please note that Skittles cannot be booked as a stand alone activity.

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