Postcards From The Park's Past - FREE First World War project

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FREE KS2 primary school project to commemorate the role of Regent’s Park in the First World War. The two-part project supports a cross-curricular Local History. Take part in an artist-led workshop in your school and visit Regent’s Park to step inside the ‘Home Depot’ a pop-up post office, try your hand at orienteering and get green-fingered on the model allotment.

 Dates: Artist led workshops - select from the 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 April   
            Regent’s Park visit  - select from the 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 May

            Schools can book for two or three classes and must commit to both parts of the project

Venue: Your school and Regent’s Park

How to book: The flyer and booking request form are downloadable from The Postal Museum website.

Details:
Did you know?
In the First World War, a giant wooden sorting office called the Home Depot was built in Regent’s Park. Up to 12 million letters and 1 million parcels were handled every week for soldiers fighting on the Front Line.

Part 1: Pictures of the Park – Artist-led workshop in school
Take inspiration from real people’s stories of Regent’s Park at war. Design a postcard with your own picture of the park in wartime. Bring your postcard to the Home Depot to send back to school.

Part 2: School visit to Regent’s Park

1.    Pop-up Home Depot
Step inside the interactive sorting office. Work a shift with our wartime postal workers. Follow their instructions to sort and censor letters, mend parcels and deliver letters for soldiers on the Front Line.

2.    Orienteering
Take charge of international wartime postal deliveries! Use map skills to plot the quickest, safest route for the post. Follow a compass route across the globe to where families wait for news of their boys.

3.    Allotment
Get green-fingered in the model allotment. Meet a gardener doing their bit for the war effort on the Home Front. Learn what you can and can’t grow to feed your family and help to plant seeds.

Key Stage Two curriculum links:
Literacy, History, Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Science, Art & Design

If you have any questions, email Sally Sculthorpe, Schools Learning Manager at The Postal Museum schools@postalmuseum.org