Join Elizabeth Baker from ‘Tillytoo Tales Storytelling’ as she tells a range of stories inspired by the trench paintings in our collection. These will give students a different perspective on the experiences of local man Colonel Spence and his comrades in World War I.

Through the stories, characters are given a voice, using documentary evidence and archive material from the period. Students will also be the opportunity to handle real artefacts and view the watercolours, which will inspire their own short stories.

For a small, additional cost of 50p per child, students can also create their own clay poppy to take back to school, inspired by those displayed at the Tower of London.

The workshop lasts approximately 2 hours.

£50 per workshop (up to30 children), plus £1.50 museum admission charge per child.

Planning a visit:

Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

Most leave plenty of time for schools to combine led sessions with independent exploration of the Museum, especially our treasured Victorian Street.

Spaces to eat packed lunches are provided when booking led sessions.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Preston Park Museum and Grounds please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.