Our award-winning Schools Programme comes highly recommended by teachers - it's also completely free!
Explore history, science, art & design, technology and much more through our fascinating collections.
We offer on-site cross-curricula workshops hosted here at the M&S Company Archive in Leeds. If you're further afield you can still access the programme via our M&S eLearning Hub.
For more information or to book a workshop please contact the Education and Outreach Officer.
T: 020 87182800
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Ages 7-11: The Home Front on the High Street
Get hands-on with Archive artefacts, using photos and our 1940s clothing collection to explore M&S life during wartime. Home Front on the High Street Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: Proof of the Pudding
Explore the challenges and chemistry of the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding... and yes, there is a taste test!
Ages 4-11: Biscuit Bonanza
Explore colour, shape and texture, or test your maths skills finishing by designing an M&S biscuit tin. Choose a Design or Numeracy theme. Biscuit Bonanza Design Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: Fashion and Fabrics
Use your senses and simple experiments to learn about the origins, properties and uses of fabrics in this hands-on workshop. Fashion and Fabrics Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: What's On My Plate?
Discover how food has changed, where it comes from and healthy eating. Design a meal and play our 'What food are you?' game. What's On My Plate? Workshop Summary
Ages 4-11: Fair Trade Fabric
Find out about the origins and uses of fabrics, and the importance of Fair Trade during this hands-on workshop. Fair Trade Fabric Workshop Summary
Ages 7-11: Packet Perfect for the Planet
Design and make future-proof packaging inspired by our collection. Learn about recycling and help to save the planet. Packet Perfect Workshop Summary
Ages 7-11: M&S History Mystery
Use a variety of sources to learn about the history of M&S in your area. Piece together the clues, create a collage of life in the past. History Mystery Workshop Summary
Ages 12-18: Birth of a Brand
What is advertising? Use primary sources to explore past and present advertising at M&S, then use your new knowledge to create your own TV advert. Birth of a Brand Workshop Summary
Ages 12-16: Proof of the Pudding
Explore the challenges and chemistry of the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding ... and yes, there is a taste test!
Ages 12-18: Two Men and a £5 Note
How did M&S grow from pedlar’s pack to global high street store? Use primary sources and business case studies to learn about enterprise in action. Two Men and a £5 Note Workshop Summary
Ages 12-18: The Wonder Fabrics
Find out about revoluntionary fabric innovations at M&S, analyse different textiles and develop your own ideas for the next wonder fabric! The Wonder Fabrics Workshop Summary
M&S People Timeline
Find out about the people who made M&S: our founders, employees, designers and suppliers
M&S eLearning Hub
Have a look at our free online curriculum-linked resources for Teachers and Learners - images, film, activity ideas... explore for yourself! Click here
Solve the puzzle and find the right time for these clothes. Play the Game
Take the Biscuit!
Crumbs! What a conundrum! Match the pictures to score points. Play the Game
How quickly can you spot the matching item? Play the Game
Discover the history of your local M&S using our interactive map