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History and Heritage



As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Wheels of Time.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


Big Ideas at home

  • Big Ideas delivers a wide range of projects, primarily in the sectors of culture, heritage and sports. Current projects include:
  1. Foundations at Home
  2. No Barriers at Home
  3. The Great Exhibition at Home


Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • This First Edition is available from The National Library of Scotland.


History Needs You

  • HistoryNeedsYou  are a history and heritage consultancy working with museums, heritage organisations, schools, colleges and universities. We'll enable you to make history and heritage accessible, fun, engaging and inclusive.  


Home Learning Packs from Stonewall

  • At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with suggested activities and supporting materials to support your child's learning:
  1. English activities learning pack:  The English packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, history, geography, music and PSHE.
  2. LGBT history learning pack:  The LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history, music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities. 


Leeds Castle's educational resources (a Kent Children's University Learning Destination)

  • Our Educational Visits leaflets, guides, and other useful information are available to download in PDF format from the link above.


Maidstone Museum's home learning materials (a Kent Children's University Learning Destination and Wheels of Time suite)

  • The Learning Team and #SpikeDinosAdventures are working to create a series of simple info-activities for children. Follow this link to access downloadable activities. We will share the link and an overview of the days theme each day. #SEND #LearnAtHome‬ #KidsInMuseums


Minecraft lessons

  • Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials in core school subjects.