Black History Month at Sutton House

Sutton House Windrush School Workshops 2018

Sutton House creates new exhibitions for Black History Month each year, and we offer special workshops based on these for your school to enjoy.

Workshops for 2019

While London has been home to Black people for over 2000 years, in this workshop we focus on the last 500 years, since Sutton House was built, and meet a number of remarkable figures from history. By exploring objects, source materials and other clues, the pupils become historians and piece together information about important Black people from history, and teach each other in a grand Tudor setting. We then explore some of the themes raised by these figures through role play and games, to see the ways in which Black people experience London today.

This workshop complements our summer exhibition called Semblance, by Black collage artist and photographer Cherelle Sappleton, and builds on our successful programme of Windrush themed workshops in 2018.

The workshop meets the following curricular needs: 
•    History: Hands on history, fostering sense of identity and place in the world, historian skills, inference, investigating source materials, handling objects, developing a sense of chronology, East and West, migration and movement

•    PSHE: respect, human rights, diversity and equality

•    Drama: Exploring themes of equality and history through role play

•    Literacy: Reading, interpreting and understanding basic source materials

Booking information

Each session is 1 hour long, and is tailored to either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2, please let us know the year group when you book.

We can take one class of up to 30 children per session. There are three slots available each day: 10.00-11.00, 11.15-12.15, 13.00-14.00

Workshops will be running Monday to Friday, from 30th September to 15th November.

To book your slots, please email or call Danielle on 0208 525 9057.


With a National Trust Educational Group Membership you can bring your class for free.