Learning sessions from the Chartwell team

Reinforce your classroom work with our creative learning sessions. Explore the life of Winston Churchill, and the importance of Chartwell, in an engaging and hands-on workshop. Our learning sessions are suitable for KS2 classes and are offered free of charge to schools within 15 miles of Chartwell.

We come to you - for free

All our learning sessions are free of charge and we'll even come to your school. All you have to do is choose what learning session you want and we’ll do the rest.

We travel to schools within a 15-mile radius of Chartwell (TN16 1PS) but in some cases we can travel up to an hour.

Due to restricted indoor space at Chartwell, we are unable to offer these sessions at the property.

How to book

Contact our Learning Team to apply today or find our booking form at the bottom of this page.

Email: learning.chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Phone: 01732 861140

 

Primary learning sessions - choose from:

The statue of Winston and Clementine Churchill at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Churchill the leader (Literacy and History)

Explore the qualities that make a successful leader and consider which of these qualities Churchill is remembered for. Discover the techniques used in persuasive speeches and have a go at writing your own.

The studio at Chartwell

Churchill the artist (Art and PSHE)

Learn how art helped Churchill through difficult times in his life. Experiment with different painting techniques and have a go at your own landscape painting.

Katherine, the Chartwell collections manager, examining some of the items in the Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal

Object handling: history skills (History and D&T)

Explore replica objects from the Chartwell collection through a series of activities designed to sharpen observation and questioning skills.

A child flicking through the pages of a book

Object handling: storytelling (Literacy)

Use historical objects as a springboard for creativity. Create characters, discover new vocabulary and build stories.

Need a quick fix? We also offer 20 minute assemblies
The Nemon statue at Chartwell depicting Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill

Important people: Winston Churchill

A quick introduction to why Winston Churchill was voted 'the greatest Briton'.

Churchill's desk in his study at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

British values: democracy

An introduction to what democracy is and why it is important.

Home-educators

Our learning sessions aren't restricted to the classroom. If you’d like to book a session for your home-educator network please get in touch with our learning team.

Want to know more?

For more details please contact our Learning Officer on: learning.chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk or 01732 861140.

Children standing on a bridge at Chartwell Kent

School Visits to Chartwell

Bring your school along to Chartwell to discover the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Find out what we have to offer and how to book your school visit.

Learning Resources

Chartwell is delighted to present these videos of presentations which took place as part of a teacher training day at the University of Cambridge in October 2018.

The teacher training day was organised by the Churchill’s Chartwell Project team, thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Royal Oak, The Wolfson Foundation, The Lindbury Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, David Webster Trust, Stevenson family, Constance Travis, National Trust centres and associations and donations from the public.

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Churchill's chattels; my top ten items by Katherine Carter

Listen to this presentation by Katherine Carter, House and Collections Manager at Chartwell to hear about some of the star items in the collection at Chartwell that have been acquired through the Churchill’s Chartwell project.

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The current state of Churchill studies by Dr Cat Wilson

Hear Professor Cat Wilson, author and academic discuss the current state of Churchill Studies. Demonstrating rigorous research and including in-depth refences for further reading, this lecture is a must for Churchill fans.

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Churchill Archive for schools by Natalie Adams

Watch a demonstration by Natalie Adams, Senior Archivist, Churchill Archives Centre, of the digital Churchill Archive. This amazing resource is available to help history teachers and students studying Churchill use source material effectively in their work.