Outreach

We offer a programme of outreach to suit all ages ranging from our valise full of Franklin at Craven Street-related objects to engaging talks.

All schools that visit the House are offered a free follow-up visit from the Education Manager; there are a range of activities to choose from, however, if, for whatever reason you can’t visit the House you can still book a free outreach visit. Free talks for adult and community groups can also be booked on a range of topics relating to the House and Franklin’s life.

Become an Inventor

Become an Inventor explores the process of invention - some discoveries come about accidentally; others are the result of many years of research and experimentation. This workshop delves into some of Franklin’s key inventions and allows students to become inventors for the day.

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Look At Me!

Look At Me! introduces children to the concept of portraiture as practised in Georgian times. Children discover how to look for clues in a person’s portrait as to their profession or role in society and apply their learning to create their own self-portrait collage.

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Sister Schools

Sister Schools is a Benjamin Franklin House programme linking schools in London with their counterparts in the United States. Sister Schools allows children to participate in a fun and collaborative curriculum based on the amazing life of Benjamin Franklin – particularly his years in London and his efforts to strengthen Anglo-American relations. Themes include our shared heritage, citizenship, and science and innovation.

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Our Constitution

Our Constitution helps develop pupils’ understanding of the arguments for and against a codified British Constitution, taking the US Constitution which Franklin helped craft, as both inspiration and challenge. To encourage political interest and democratic participation, pupils are challenged to choose five key principles they would like to see enshrined in a hypothetical, codified British Constitution.

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  • 5 Feb 2018

    One of my favourite parts was seeing how the different conductors and insulators work for the lightning rod, and how metal is better than plastic.

    Year 5 pupil
  • 5 Jan 2018

    What I liked about today’s visit was that the activities were very fun and educating.

    Year 4 pupil
  • 5 Nov 2017

    Great session, loved the replicas and the links to both female and male inventors, very inspiring.

    Year 6 teacher
Family

Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday 8th December, 10.30am-12noon

Children will discover the magic of the holiday – 18th century style – with crafts and treats.