Creating a school exhibition about the history of their local area brings a real sense of meaning to learning about the past and a purpose to students’ literacy and creative work. It’s also a great way to organise topic planning and bring together an entire half-term’s worth of activity.

Developed in close partnership with local teachers and museums, this toolkit is a practical, step-by-step guide to producing a rich and engaging exhibition in your school.

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"Having an exhibition at the end of the topic gave children a real sense of purpose to their work - knowing they were producing work for other people to see really motivated them."

"The final exhibition exceeded all our expectations. Everyone was blown away by how much information the children had taken in and were able to share - and wanted to share!"

"It’s very difficult to start a topic with no existing knowledge – the resource gave you structure, focus, ideas and knowledge."

Follow our easy guide in 5 simple steps with tools and tips to help you along the way