Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four

 KS3&4

 

Each visit includes:

  • A taught workshop (choose from the two options below)
  • An opportunity to explore the house following a self-guided activity trail
  • Visit length: 1hr 30 mins (am and pm slots available)

Price: £5 per pupil (payment must be received prior to the visit)

Workshop Options

The Art of the Monthly Part:

Students analyse Dickens’s use of language and his presentation of character in the novel Great Expectations, using the author’s preferred monthly part publication format as inspiration for collaborative enlarged front covers using mixed media.

Students have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a range of materials to convey ideas and meanings.

All principles tie in with curriculum guidelines for KS3 and KS4 English and Art and Design.

The Author’s Craft:

Taught manuscript workshop looking at how Dickens published and crafted his work and the limitations of Victorian copyright law.

Students will have the opportunity to examine facsimile manuscripts of Bleak House, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations before working on their own Dickens-inspired manuscripts complete with quill pens and ink. 

Pupils understand how texts relate to the social and historical context in which they were written and learn to shape meaning and evaluate ideas and effect in their own writing.

Relevant curriculum links to KS3 and KS4 English.

The Author's Craft - A Christmas Carol:

This alternative to our popular manuscript writing workshop examines the social context and personal background of Dickens's Christmas novella and offers the opportunity to deconstruct his work.

Students will have the opportunity to examine facsimile manuscripts of A Christmas Carol before working on their own Dickens-inspired Christmas tales complete with quill pens and ink. 

Pupils understand how texts relate to the social and historical context in which they were written and learn to shape meaning and evaluate ideas and effect in their own writing.

Relevant curriculum links to KS3 and KS4 English.

 

Optional Extras

Informative and highly entertaining Dickens walk with expert Richard Jones; exploring London through Dickens’s eyes.

For more information click here.

Booking

Please note that for taught workshops a minimum of 15 pupils is required. The maximum group size is 30, but depending on availability we are able to accommodate larger groups over the course of a morning and afternoon.

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Pre-visit information

Please send your completed booking form to education@dickensmuseum.com

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