Students on gallery at IWM North taking part in the Ministry of Memory school session.
Suitability KS2
Subjects Citizenship, History
Topics Contemporary Conflict, First World War, Remembrance, Second World War
Session Type

Booking Information

Monday to Friday, 10.10am & 12.10pm
50 minutes
30 students

About this session

This immersive and interactive experience investigates Remembrance and personal stories from the First World War to today. Designed for Key Stage 2, agents from the Ministry of Memory enlist the help of students to save IWM North from the Memory Scramblers – a group of monsters who are out to erase the personal stories in the collection.

Guided by audio headsets and performance challenges, students are tasked with rediscovering Remembrance and uncovering past and present remembrance rituals.

Learning Objectives

  • Investigate existing Remembrance rituals and their significance today
  • Explore personal stories from The First World War to today, including nurse Edith Cavell
  • Use movement to create new ways to remember people who have experienced conflict

National Curriculum Links

  • Key Stage 2 History: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • Key Stage 2 Citizenship: Preparing to play an active role as citizens


'What a fantastic opportunity for the children! Genuine artefacts combined with state-of-art technology! What more could children ask for!'.” – Key Stage 2 Teacher

Created by theatre-makers Made In China | Commissioned by Imperial War Museums

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