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 12-16: 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: 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 12-18: 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
Get Dressed in Time
Do you know your fashion? 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