Our 2016-2017 schools programme is now available
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is committed to education for everyone. We want to increase awareness of archives and their potential for education, in an environment of collaboration, learning and fun.
To encourage this, we offer a variety of information packs and run a programme of instructive workshops. Each is tailored to suit a broad range of topics, including history, science and literacy. To ensure the information we provide is appropriate to all levels, we work closely with educational standards such as the National Curriculum.
We introduce students to archives and their role and relevance in society.
The immediacy of working with archives offers a unique way of bringing the past to life – come along and be convinced by our hands-on sessions. Literacy, history and science can all be enhanced by the resources at the LMA .
Do you need help with costs for your visit?
If you are a school and haven't visited us in the last three years, you can apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant up to £300 to help with costs for visiting LMA.
For more information please visit the City of London School Visits Fund website.
Sessions for Key Stage 2 (KS2) and Key Stage 3 (KS3)
The archives at LMA mesh perfectly with many parts of the KS2 and KS3 curricula, including: Local History in London, Victorian Britain, the Second World War, and Britain since 1930.
We understand the pressure on teachers and we want to make a visit to LMA as useful as possible. We tailor our class sessions based on discussion with teachers about what you want, to assist your teaching in the most effective way.
Contact us for a friendly chat. If there’s a topic you want us to look at, call and find out if we are able to.
Be warned: our sessions are popular and get booked quickly!
We have established partnerships with a number of schools to develop our education programmes. Being an LMA partner school means that we will work with you to develop a bespoke session, often with the benefit of take-away resources at preferential rates. We will also turn to partner schools in the first instance when we secure funding for added-value activities such as costumed interpretation. In return we ask that the partner school engages in a dialogue about what we are doing, and this helps us improve our services to them and to other schools.
If you are interested in becoming a partner school, please let us know when you call to book a class session.