Monday, 29th April 2013
eLearning Hub Launches
The M&S Company Archive eLearning Hub launches today!
We're launching a brand new online resource for UK schools, making elements of the collection accessible as an educational resource to teachers and pupils.
Created in partnership with My Learning, the M&S Company Archive eLearning Hub will be available to schools and educational establishments free of charge around the country from today!
The Hub will include archive materials that allow children to engage with our rich history. Resources cover subject areas including history, science, technology, home economics, maths and English, and comprise imagery, documents and tasks/games, allowing children to interact with the archive.
Pupils from Meanwood C of E Primary School used the eLearning Hub to research Fair Trade.
Alison Houston, Head of the M&S Company Archive, said: "We are very excited to be launching our eLearning resource to share our diverse historical archive collection with schools around the country. M&S has a 129 year history spanning both World Wars, six monarchs and undoubtedly some of the biggest technological transformations the world has seen.
Students from John Jamieson School researched their Penny Bazaar topic with our resources, and found out more about how early M&S stalls compared with fixed-price shops today.
Amanda Duke, My Learning Teachers' Panel member and Key Stage 3 Art and Design teacher and Faculty Leader for Creative & Performing Arts at Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex, said: "My involvement with My Learning has presented a first class opportunity to work closely with an online teaching resource from the arts, cultural and heritage sector.
"The National Plan for Cultural Education encourages increased partnerships between museums, libraries, artists, craftspeople, and vocational settings. The M&S Company Archive resources allow a smooth link via My Learning and present many opportunities to plan partnerships between industry, museum services and schools. Together we can plan real projects for students to respond to. The M&S eLearning Hub and My Learning resources provide a pathfinding approach to help teachers join the learning up."
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Enter our competition for schools! We're challenging schools to 'Advertise the Archive' by creating a piece of print or broadcast advertising using archive resources from the new eLearning site. They’ll be tasked with encouraging other schools to use the eLearning Hub as a teaching resource. Watch this space for more details soon.
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