Find out more about our exciting workshops for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 below:
Listed below is an ouline of the workshops and some links to resources that relate to each one.
Cold War beneath the waves (History study day)
Investigate the topic using different sources including questioning the actual submariners who served during the Cold War. Get an entertaining whistle-stop reminder of some key events from the time.
Click on these resources for this workshop:
Eric Thompson Lieutenant Commander, Senior Engineer Officer HMS Revenge 1976 to 1978 :
Eric Thompson's recollections
Jim Hugman -one of HMS Alliance's former chefs and Petty Officer Cook, HMS Repulse. Christmas Eve 1969.:
Jim Hugman's recollections
Martin Macpherson, Commander, The Teacher, November 1979 to July 1981.:
Martin Macpherson's recollections
Peter Chillcott, Petty Officer Medical Assistant, HMS Revenge, 1984.
Peter Chilcott's recollections
Peter Godwin,(Lieutenant, Supply Officer, HMS Courageous 1977-1982)
Peter Godwin's recollections
Cold War gallery activity sheet: activity sheet for students to use in the Cold War gallery, answer the questions by using the exhibition panels to see how Cold war submariners lived:
Click on this resource for this workshop:
Cold War questions for students gallery activity
Portsmouth harbour then and today resource: using this downloadable sheet, compare the scene today with what it looked like in 1952 during the Cold war. What is different and what is similar?
Portsmouth Harbour Cold War photo
Time travelling rescue mission resource: download information sheets about HMS Scorcher, the submarine that your school has to help to locate.
HMS Scorcher Info Sheet
HMS Scorcher in Pictures
WW2 Above and Beneath the Waves:
Look at a range of sources including artefacts and images to see what life was like for people at the time. Decide how important submariners were in determining the outcome of the war. Do you agree with Churchill's view of them?
Dastardly Dive show:
This fun interactive science show uses a range of fascinating experiments to delve into such topics as density and displacement, withstanding pressure and surviving on a submarine.
The Science of Submarines:
Students investigate how submarines dive and surface, investigate different types of propulsion and control surfaces and try to solve typical problems by making and testing their own model submarines.
How a submarine keeps buoyant
Science self guided trail
We can deliver exciting science shows and workshops in schools. It is perfect to complement a visit or a great way to experience something different in your school.
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