New Victorian tour at the Royal Albert Hall for Key Stage 2

Date Posted: 18/02/2016

The Royal Albert Hall in London has created a new Victorian Interactive Tour for Key Stage 2 pupils, tying in to both History and Literacy studies.

Pupils will discover the past on the tour, which is specifically designed to meet Key Stage 2 National Curriculum learning objectives including the Victorian era and its transition into the Industrial Revolution.

The tour is followed by a workshop, both are 45 minutes each.

The tour and workshop will help to extend pupils’ knowledge beyond 1066 and act as an entry point into historical periods that they will study more fully at Key Stage 3.

The visit is suitable for the whole of Key Stage 2 but is mainly ideal for Years 5 and 6.

On the tour

The class will join two characters from Victorian society on a journey through the historic Royal Albert Hall.

Children will learn about the era’s most famous people and their achievements during the transitional period into the Industrial Age.

National Curriculum links to History and English include Florence Nightingale and the public health service, and Michael Faraday and electricity.

Students will also discover facts about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his architectural work, Charles Dickens and his literature, and Sir William Henry Perkin’s discoveries about cloth dyeing.

The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a centre for learning about the arts, and the history of the building plays a big part during the workshops as it lends itself as a realistic backdrop to studying the Victorians.

It originally opened in 1871 as the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, and is best known for holding the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.

To book a school tour call 020-7959 0558 or e-mail tours@royalalberthall.com.

For further school travel information visit www.royalalberthall.com.

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