Wooden World Workshops
About the workshops
We have a limited number of free workshops available in 2019 and 2020 for publicly-funded schools situated along The Trafalgar Way. Please contact us via the link below for details.
In 2018 The 1805 Club launched an education programme, the key aims of which are:
- to inspire the imagination of children and young people
- to ignite young people's interest and encourage them to go on to find out more information, not only about Nelson but about the Georgian Navy and its personnel of all ranks.
Our teaching programme 'The Wooden World' explores the life at sea of the Georgian Navy together with the story of Nelson. This package of active learning resources can be used flexibly as a whole-day or half-day workshop or as a series of lessons. The resources are highly creative and open-ended, including active drama and film studies, art appreciation, creative writing and history, and are designed not only to further historical knowledge and understanding, but are focused on developing transferable literacy skills together with building confidence and personal resilience.
Following its very successful launch and first workshop for a group of able students aged 10, these teaching resources have been further developed for use across the full age and ability range of students in Key Stages 2 and 3 (7 to 14) and further pilot workshops have been run in a number of primary schools.