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School Programmes

Our sites across the UK offer a variety of programmes ranging from teambuilding days to tailor made developmental programmes designed to suit your specific requirements. Our exciting programmes incorporate our unique High Ropes Adventure Courses with specialist teambuilding tasks and ground initiatives.

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Aerial Extreme

An exhilarating array of activities that will test your limits and strengthen your teamwork! Begin with Jacobs Ladder, a team challenge where collaboration is key as you and your teammates strive to reach the top of a giant, increasingly challenging ladder. On the ground, our Team Tasks offer a series of engaging challenges designed to hone your communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills in a fun, competitive environment. For those seeking an aerial thrill, our High Rope Adventure Courses provide an exciting opportunity to conquer some of the UK's largest high rope courses, boosting confidence and delivering an exhilarating sense of accomplishment.

Aerial Extreme
East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

Step back in time and immerse in unique learning experiences, from the Victorian era to 1940s evacuees, at Bury Transport Museum and the railway. Our exciting range of school programs, some offered in partnership with other local museums, are designed to bring subjects to life and can be tailored to your group's needs. The museum features a dedicated education suite accessible by lift, ensuring an inclusive experience. Teachers and group leaders are welcome to a free pre-visit to assist with planning and risk assessments. Just a stone's throw from Bury Bolton Street Station, the museum offers guided tours filled with fascinating stories and quirky facts about steam-powered spectacles and vintage vehicles, delivered by our knowledgeable volunteers.

Gallery Oldham

A comprehensive educational program for students of all ages, with curriculum-focused workshops that provide high-quality learning opportunities for schools, colleges, and universities. Our upcoming education highlights include "Investigating Ceramics," featuring free workshops for KS3 and KS4. These full-day or half-day sessions are custom-designed and can include activities such as tours of our storage facilities, ceramic handling sessions, curator meet-and-greets, exhibition talks, and hands-on practical activities.

Gallery Oldham
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue

The Museum offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to explore popular educational themes, with all school visits provided free of charge. Typically, an educational visit includes a guided tour by our dedicated volunteer staff, followed by an engaging education session selected from a variety of activities. We are committed to tailoring visits to meet the specific needs of your pupils and encourage teachers to discuss their requirements with us. To ensure a smooth visit, we also offer preview sessions for teachers to familiarize themselves with the environment and displays. Our specific sessions for primary schools cover a wide range of topics, including The Great Fire of London, Victorians, The Blitz, People Who Help Us, Investigating Uniforms, Art and Design, and Science (featuring pumps, extinguishers, and sprinklers).

Police Museum & Archives

Bring history to life at the Museum! Our dedicated learning team, consisting of trained volunteers, is here to help your students explore and understand Manchesterā€™s rich social history. Aligning with the National Curriculum, our new learning action plan aims to provide engaging educational experiences for all ages. Please note that due to restricted access, the museum may not be suitable for children aged 5 and under, and we advise against children under the age of 9 entering the Crime Room. Educational visits, which are essential to book, are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Police Museum & Archives
Healey Dell Nature Reserve

Healey Dell Nature Reserve

Healey Dell is a stunning beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology. The River Spodden has carved through the woodlands over thousands of years, creating captivating scenery and spectacular waterfalls that once powered ancient mills. A disused 1800s railway line now serves as a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100ft high viaduct. Our Education Section offers information and activities for all ages, plus historical and folklore insights. Visit our websiteā€™s Information Centre for maps, flora and fauna factsheets, and various reports. Key features include Broadley Wood Mill, Fairies Chapel, Railways and Viaduct, and the Twin Bridges. There's also a cycle route through the heart of the Nature Reserve.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park offers diverse learning activities for all ages, led by a dedicated team. Our programs include national curriculum-linked activities for primary students, hands-on breakout sessions for ages 8-14 during school holidays, and winter astronomy sessions. We aim to create engaging experiences that foster a love for Heaton Park and its preservation. Additionally, the Farm and Animal Centre provides tours where visitors can learn about animal care and life cycles.

Heaton Park
Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

IWM North offers a compelling array of artefacts, art, documents, film, and sound that vividly illustrate the impact of war on people's lives, from a Russian tank to everyday items like powdered egg. Our diverse learning programme supports National Programmes of Study across History, literacy, Art, Citizenship, and English Literature. The museum's collections tell thousands of stories, challenging perspectives on war and conflict. Explore our Main Exhibition Space to uncover tales behind objects such as the Manchester Blitz fire-fighting trailer pump and the imposing T34 Tank. Ascend to the 29-metre-high viewing platform for panoramic views of Daniel Libeskindā€™s striking architecture, symbolizing conflicts on land, in the air, and at sea, with vistas that extend across MediaCity: UK, Manchester, and beyond.

LegolandĀ® Trafford Centre

LegolandĀ® Manchester offers a well-structured school trip that supports the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2. At the Legoland Discovery Centre, teachers can arrange workshops designed specifically for students, providing hands-on learning experiences tailored to their educational needs. Advanced booking is required by calling 0871 222 2662, with reservations recommended at least one month in advance to secure the school visit rate. While school rates apply every day, workshops are available exclusively on weekdays. Coaches can drop off students at the entrance, with designated parking at The Trafford Centre's coach park.

Legoland Trafford Centre
The Lowry

The Lowry

The Lowry offers unmatched creative opportunities in the North West for Primary, Secondary, and Further Education teachers alike. Our tailored programmes support and inspire learning in visual and performing arts. Students can engage deeply with exhibitions and theatre shows, exploring their own creative responses. Alongside workshops, we provide teachers with resources, training, and a public platform for student performances. Experience excellence at The Lowry and discover why students love returning to our centre.

Manchester Airport Visitors Centre

At Runway Visitor Park, we provide a diverse range of educational resources and activities tailored for children and young people from Reception through to Sixth Form. Located in a converted section of our Monarch Airlines DC10 aircraft, our Education Centre offers a unique "onboard" learning experience complete with seating, a flight deck, and audio-visual equipment. Students can also visit the airport terminal by arrangement. For Reception to Year 9, activities include sitting in the Captainā€™s seat, role-playing various airport roles, and exploring Concorde (subject to availability). Year 10 to A Level students can attend lectures focusing on key business areas such as Customer Service, Air Passenger Handling, and the Business of Manchester Airport, with an emphasis on ICT integration.

Manchester Airport Visitors Centre
Manchester Art Gallery,

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery's schools and colleges team offers a broad range of educational activities from early years to further education. Our Key Stage programme includes workshops aligned with QCA schemes covering dance, drama, science, numeracy, literacy, storytelling, and visual arts. Led by education managers Emma Carroll, Jas Sohel, and Joanne Davies, supported by education assistant Alex Bird, our team collaborates with gallery educatorsā€”artists, writers, performers, and teachersā€”to deliver cross-curricular workshops. We provide structured workshops, self-guided materials for gallery visits, and Artists In Schools programmes, all designed in partnership with educators to meet the diverse needs of teachers and students at Manchester Art Gallery.

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral is a vibrant educational resource in the heart of the city, offering a rich historic and spiritual context spanning over 1000 years of Christian worship. The Education Department hosts over 4000 school children annually, providing engaging educational trails and craft workshops that extend beyond religious education. Known for its exceptional 'Learning Outside the Classroom' experiences, the Cathedral invites schools to book visits through Education Officer Pam Elliott, available Mondays to Wednesdays. The Education Team accommodates diverse groups, using the Cathedral as a unique learning space to enhance understanding across subjects like art, history, music, and more, emphasizing interactive and enjoyable learning experiences.

Manchester Cathedral
Manchester City F.C Museum and Stadium Tour

Manchester City Museum & Stadium Tour

Explore the City of Manchester Stadium, a premier sporting venue renowned for hosting events like the 2008 UEFA Cup Final and the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and since 2003, the home ground of Manchester City Football Club. Combining cutting-edge technology with the rich heritage of Manchester City F.C. and Maine Road, this stadium has been recognized with numerous awards since its opening in 2004. Discover its accolades, including awards for excellence in customer service and business tourism, making it a must-visit destination for sports enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum offers a unique educational experience as the only place in the UK where schools can participate in curriculum-based sessions inside a synagogue, built in 1874 and the oldest surviving synagogue building in Manchester. The museum's collection vividly portrays Jewish life in Manchester through objects related to ritual, culture, religious practices, as well as aspects of home and work life. Central to the museum's offerings is an extensive oral history collection spanning topics such as immigration, school life, work, politics, anti-Semitism, war, and religion, featuring interviews from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Additionally, the museum holds recordings of Jewish musical performances, lectures, and community events, alongside interviews with Holocaust survivors and refugees from Nazism in the 1930s, complemented by a photographic collection dating back to the 1970s.

Manchester Jewish Museum
Manchester United Football Club Museum & Tour centre

Education At Manchester United

Manchester United's Education Programme offers tailored workshops and tours for UK primary school students, integrating with the National Curriculum. For KS3, KS4, Further, and Higher Education levels, presentations cover diverse subjects such as business ownership, leisure and tourism, fitness, nutrition, IT, and health and safety. Delve into Manchester United's unique football history, from periods of English and European dominance to enduring challenges. Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre can visitors see the stadium through the eyes of club legends and explore 130 years of football heritage in an acclaimed museum setting.

Museum Of Science & Industry

Explore the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), housed within five historic listed buildings, showcasing collections from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment. Highlighting Manchester's pivotal role in scientific and technological advancements, our newest gallery, Revolution Manchester, offers a condensed MOSI experience. The Learning Loft, situated on the 2nd floor of the Great Western Warehouse, features three classrooms, a science lab, storage facilities, lunch areas, and restrooms, providing an ideal educational environment for immersive learning experiences at MOSI.

Museum of Science & Industry
Museum Of Transport GM

Museum Of Transport GM

Delve into Greater Manchester's vibrant transport heritage with our collection of restored vehicles, many of which are operational, representing fleets integrated into the Passenger Transport Executive since 1969. Experience a dynamic atmosphere with ongoing restoration projects visible on display. Our museum continually expands, preserving and showcasing key examples of public transport evolution in the county. Future plans include enhancing facilities and restoring additional artefacts related to Greater Manchester's roads.

National Football Museum

Welcome to the National Football Museum, where drama, history, skill, art, style, faith, and passion converge around the world's greatest sport. Whether you're a dedicated football enthusiast, visiting with family, or exploring Manchester, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of football at our premier museum. Our upcoming learning programme from early 2013 promises exciting activities tailored for Early Years to Key Stage 4 and beyond. We're collaborating closely with teachers and students to refine our offerings, ensuring an enriching educational experience that integrates history, art, drama, literacy, maths, science, and more.

National Football Museum
Peopleā€™s History Museum

Peopleā€™s History Museum

Our spectacular new museum has been delivering an enriching learning programme for over a year, offering fantastic resources for groups of all ages. Highlights include our purpose-built Learning Studio for creative workshops, a Mini Theatre for Living History performances and story sessions, and additional spaces for lectures and workshops. Perfect for young explorers, the museum features hands-on activities and dressing up opportunities, complemented by our new Explorer Bags filled with resources to engage with the collections. Our Living History workshops use drama and gallery exploration to bring learning to life, supported by professional actors, writers, and directors, aligning seamlessly with the National Curriculum for cross-curricular learning experiences.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Discover Salford Museum and Art Gallery, offering something for everyone with popular attractions like The Victorian Gallery and Lark Hill Place, alongside ever-changing temporary exhibitions featuring modern art and hands-on activities. For Key Stage 1, 'Lark Hill Live!' brings Victorian times to life through colorful characters, while Key Stage 2 students can become 'Time Detectives' exploring the Victorian period with handling objects. Art workshops led by professional artists are available for Key Stage 2 classes, and self-guided visits can be arranged with advance booking. Proudly awarded the "Learning outside the Classroom Quality Badge," we invite you to explore and learn with us.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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