School Workshops

The M&S eLearning Hub is a treasure trove of free materials. Visit us for a workshop, or use our Outreach Service for Leeds schools.

Our Schools Programme is free and offers cross-curricula workshops hosted at the M&S Company Archive, or if you are a Leeds-area school we can visit you too! Explore history, art & design, technology and much more through our fascinating collections.

Or bring the collection into your classroom with our M&S eLearning Hub. Created in partnership with My Learning, find out how to build the fascinating past and innovative present of M&S into your teaching plans. There's so much to explore, just click here

For more information or to book a workshop please see the link below or contact the Education and Outreach Officer

T: 0208 7182800

E: exhibitionbookings@marks-and-spencer.com

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Primary

Ages 7-11: My M&S History Mystery

Ages 7-11: My M&S History Mystery

Delve into the archive! Pupils use a variety of sources to find out more about the history of M&S and their local area. Piecing together the clues, they will create their own collage of life in the past.

History Mystery Workshop Summary
Ages 7-11: Packet Perfect for the Planet

Ages 7-11: Packet Perfect for the Planet

Pupils will design and make their own future-proof packaging inspired by our collection. Find out more about recycling and how to help save the planet.

Packet Perfect Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: Fair Trade Fabric

Ages 4-11: Fair Trade Fabric

Pupils will use all their senses to find out about fabrics. Where do they come from? How are they made? What is Fair Trade and why is it important? Your class will work out the answers to these questions and many more during this hands-on, interactive workshop.

Fair Trade Fabric Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: Biscuit Bonanza

Ages 4-11: Biscuit Bonanza

Pupils will hunt for colour, shape and texture in the Marks in Time exhibition, and find out how we communicate messages through design. They'll also design an M&S biscuit tin that customers won’t be able to resist.

Biscuit Bonanza Workshop Summary Make a day of it and combine this workshop with a Colour, Shape and Texture in Art session at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.
Proof of the Pudding: Ages 4-11

Proof of the Pudding: Ages 4-11

Pupils will explore the challenges and chemistry of the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding... and yes, there will be a taste test!

Proof of the Pudding Workshop Summary
The Home Front on the High Street

The Home Front on the High Street

Find out more about M&S and the war effort. Pupils will use primary sources to explore what everyday life was like for M&S employees during the war years.

Home Front on the High Street Workshop Summary
Art Sparks!

Art Sparks!

Pupils will hunt for colour, shape and texture in the Marks in Time Exhibition, and at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Find out how we communicate through art and design. Selected dates only.

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Secondary

The Proof of the Pudding

The Proof of the Pudding

Students will explore the challenges and chemistry of the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding ... and yes, there will be a taste test! Also available for ages 4-11.

Proof of the Pudding Workshop Summary
Saving for the Future

Saving for the Future

Your class will find out about how materials decay, and how we slow down those processes. They’ll consider the value of different objects, and spark a heated debate about what should be saved from a burning building!

Saving for the Future Workshop Summary
Two Men and a Five Pound Note

Two Men and a Five Pound Note

How does a business grow from a pedlar’s pack to a global high street institution? Using primary sources and business case studies, students will gain an understanding of enterprise in action.

Two Men and a Five Pound Note Workshop Summary

Get Interactive!

M&S eLearning Hub

M&S eLearning Hub

Free online curriculum-linked resources for Teachers and Learners - images, film, activity ideas... explore for yourself!

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Time Trend

Time Trend

Can you find the right time for these clothes? Work as a team to solve the puzzle

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Take the Biscuit!

Take the Biscuit!

Crumbs! What a conundrum! Match the picture to score points

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Fashion Match

Fashion Match

How quickly can you spot the matching item?

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Dressing Up with M&S

Dressing Up with M&S

Do you know your fashion? Can you pick the right outfit?

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M&S People Profiles

M&S People Profiles

Find out about the people who made Marks & Spencer: our founders, our employees, designers and suppliers

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Store Histories

Store Histories

Find your store using our interactive map and discover the history of your local M&S

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