School Workshops

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

E: company.archive@marks-and-spencer.com



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Primary

Ages 4-11: Biscuit Bonanza

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

Biscuit Bonanza Maths Workshop Summary

Ages 7-11: The Home Front on the High Street

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: Fashion and Fabrics

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?

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: Proof of the Pudding

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!
Proof of the Pudding Workshop Summary

Ages 4-11: Fair Trade Fabric

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

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

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

Secondary

Ages 12-16: Proof of the Pudding

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!

Proof of the Pudding Workshop Summary

Ages 12-18: Two Men and a £5 Note

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

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

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

Get Interactive!

Time Trend

Time Trend

Solve the puzzle and find the right time for these clothes. Play the Game

Get Dressed in Time

Get Dressed in Time

Do you know your fashion? Play the Game

Take the Biscuit!

Take the Biscuit!

Crumbs! What a conundrum! Match the pictures to score points. Play the Game

Fashion Match

Fashion Match

How quickly can you spot the matching item? Play the Game

Store Histories

Store Histories

Discover the history of your local M&S using our interactive map
Get Interactive!

M&S People Profiles

M&S People Profiles

Find out about the people who made M&S: our founders, employees, designers and suppliers
Get Interactive!

M&S eLearning Hub

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