This section is for anyone studying history in school.
Are you after help with study skills or guidance on research? Maybe you want to look at a History Hook video to get you started on one of our online lessons? Watch one of our Spotlight on video guides to find out about different collections held by The National Archives. Or, learn about our young peoples’ projects, giving you a real archival experience? Explore below!
Each summer, The National Archives' on site education team at Kew, London, offer young people in schools and colleges the chance to take part in a unique project that explores some of the hidden stories in our documents.
- 2022: LGBTQ+ history in the archives
- 2022: Speaking up, speaking out
- 2021: Capturing our Collections Art Competition
- 2021: Rebels in the records
- 2021: Seafarers’ Stories
- 2021: Student writer in residence
- 2020: From outbreak to archive
- 2020: Workhouse Voices: Creative Writing Competition
- 2019: Mental Health on Record
- 2018: University of Worcester Graphic Design
- 2018: Holding History
- 2018: Writing War, Writing Peace
- 2018: Armistice and Legacy
- 2017: Piety, plunder and protest
- 2017: Suffrage Tales
- 2016: Somme Tales
Access videos that can help you learn from our collections, like our 'Spotlight On' video guides and our 'History Hook' lesson video starters.
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