Choosing for the Archives (SEND)

How can we find out about someone from the past, using documents, images and objects?

A student, supported by two adults, is wrapped in a large printed sheet representing a document.

A student in our workshop

In this interactive session, your students find out about different people’s stories from the archives. Using documents, images and sensory storytelling, they explore the lives of individuals such as Windrush passenger Sam King and Elizabeth I.

Students then make decisions about what they feel is important to keep and choose objects to add to the archive box.

This session is suitable for students with ASC, MLD, SLD and PMLD, and is available at The National Archives or at your school.

Please contact us to find out more information about the session and how we can meet your students’ needs.

Take a look at our SEND orientation materials.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives


in your classroom


January: Friday 24Thursday 30

February: Monday 10, Tuesday 25

March: Wednesday 4, Monday 16Friday 27

(Other dates may be available by arrangement.)

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Students with ASC, MLD, SLD and PMLD

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162