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War Horse Teacher Event

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About the Event

Film Education and the Education Department of the National Army Museum presented a one-day CPD event for teachers of History and English examining the many facets of Michael Morpurgo’s story War Horse and its use within the History and English curricula at Key Stage 3.

The conference coincided with the opening of a major, interactive exhibition exploring the hugely popular War Horse novel at the National Army Museum. This compelling story was brought to life using exclusive material from Michael Morpurgo and the acclaimed stage production by the National Theatre. The touching 'real life' stories of the horses and men who depended on them is illustrated through the Museum's rich collection encouraging visitors to think about the millions of War Horses who have supported the British Army across time.

Delegates will had the opportunity to have a preview visit of the exhibition as well as using materials from Film Education’s teaching resource of Steven Spielberg’s film.

Date: Friday 13th January
Venue: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT

Key curriculum areas explored during the day included:

  • Engaging with ideas and texts, understanding and responding to the main issues
  • Evaluating a range of interpretations of the past to assess their validity
  • Understanding how historians and others form interpretations
  • Understanding why historians and others have interpreted events, people and situations in different ways through a range of media
  • Making fresh connections between ideas, experiences, texts and words, drawing on a rich experience of language and literature
  • Assessing the validity and significance of information and ideas from different sources

Previous Attendees

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Jo French

CFBT Lincolnshire

"Value for money, variety of workshops and fun!"


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Our training events focus on giving teachers information and guidance on using film in education. Alongside the digital video training we offer nationwide, we also organise regional INSET days, which can help teachers with any level of experience get to grips with using film within the curriculum. Please contact us to enquire about CPD opportunities.