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Learn about celebrity culture and the media, Madame Tussauds legacy and our own operational merits in our primary and secondary school workshops!

KS2/KS3 Media & Fake News Workshop | KS1/KS2 History Workshop | KS3/KS4 History Workshop | KS4/KS5 Customer Service Workshop

All workshops are £2 in addition to schools admission. If required, teachers are welcome to enquire into whether the room is available as a lunch space post/pre workshop. We have two times available for workshops to be booked during the day, these are 11:00 and 14:30. Designed for a class of up to 32 students, a workshop session is 45minutes.

To book please call 0871 222 0177* or find out more here

 

 

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NEW KS2/KS3 MEDIA & FAKE NEWS

This brand new workshop empowers young people with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives. Not only does it invite them to stretch their English subject-knowledge by delving into the complex world of the media and developing their critical literacy skills, it also asks them to explore the concept of ‘Fake news’ and its impact on modern audiences. Available to book now from 17th September onward. 

Key activities will include:

  • Structured discussion around modern celebrity culture and the media, and how the two are linked.
  • Working in groups to categorise news stories according to different criteria, including: how the news was shared; who wrote it; text and images; and the emotive impact on the reader.
  • A group-based definition of ‘fake news’ and other key terminology.
  • A game in which pupils try to identify their classmates’ real stories from their fake ones.
  • Working together to create a pamphlet of ‘Top Tips’ for how to spot fake news.

National Curriculum Links:

KS2/3 English

  • To identify the different types of media and their purposes.
  • To explore and critique how the media present information and use language to create meaning.
  • To understand the concept of ‘fake news’ and why it is important.

KS2/3 PSHE & Citizenship

  • To understand how the media portrays people and to recognise its possible impact.
  • To explore how identity is affected by the media.

 

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KS1 & KS2 The History of Marie Tussaud

Delve into the fascinating story of Marie Tussaud: an artist, business entrepreneur and an innovator. Discover a brand new workshop where your class will learn about the evolution of this world famous attraction. Pupils will develop awareness of the past as they unravel the 250 years of extraordinary history that led to the Madame Tussauds we see standing on in Baker Street today.

Key activities will include:

  • A picture based activity to enhance skills of how to identify people from the past and present
  • Working together to build life-size timeline of Marie Tussauds’ life to develop an understanding of where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework
  • Creating their very own fact file of Marie Tussaud to demonstrate how individuals in the past can contribute to national and international achievements

National Curriculum Links:

KS1/KS2 History

  • Develop an awareness of the past
  • Know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework
  • Understand events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Develop an understanding of the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Understand significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

 

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KS3 & KS4 The History of Madame Tussauds

Delve into the fascinating story of Marie Tussaud: an artist, business entrepreneur and an innovator. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the historic events that impacted and influenced Marie Tussaud's impressive career. Students will identify the significant events and environmental factors that have led to Madame Tussauds as we know today.

Key activities will include:

  • A timeline based activity to place significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • In teams Identify why someone may become a key part of history.
  • Using this information the teams will decide on a new figure for Madame Tussauds, consider the set and present back with their findings.

National Curriculum Links:

KS3/KS4 History

  • Identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time.
  • Understand ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901, challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

KS3/KS4 English

  • Summarising and organising material, and supporting ideas and arguments with any necessary factual detail.
  • Identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time.


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KS4 & KS5 Customer Service at Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London prides itself on the customer service delivered to its visitors. This workshop gives students the opportunity to gain insight into the key areas which enhance a guest's experience and interaction with the attraction.

Key activities will include..

  • Exploring how Madame Tussauds records a guests experience against key performance indicators and how they are cascaded across the team
  • Recognising the impact of customer service and how it impacts a business
  • Resolving an onsite “operational headache”
  • Undertake a guest complaint by structuring a response letter using appropriate language and offering a resolution

National Curriculum Links:

  • Business operations
  • Development of problem solving and decision making skills relevant to business

 

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Both workshops and lunch space are only available on weekdays during term time and must be booked at least 15 working days in advance of your visit date. They must also be booked before your entry into Madame Tussauds.

Please note that the lunch room is for packed lunches only, once entered on site at the attraction students and teachers will not be able to leave and re-enter. This is due to health and safety reasons.

To book please call 0871 222 0177* or find out more here

 

   

 

*Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge