Our schools programme - Update for Autumn 2020

Due to the impact of Covid-19 we understand that many schools may not be able to make on site visits for self guided learning or workshops in the Autumn.

Virtual visits for Primary Schools (KS1/KS2) 'Live from Toad Lane' sessions will be available from September 2020 as an alternative to making a visit in person. 

Please download the information about a live virtual session and costs here.


For availability and to book a virtual visit email [email protected]

For Secondary School and Higher Education (KS3/KS4)

We can offer digital visits by arrangement as well as visits on site, and offer An introduction to Co-operation about the history of the movement and its impact on working class lives in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

We also offer a session about Co-operative Citizenship looking at the way co-op values and principles are rooted in the concept of democracy and being an active citizen. This session focuses on politics, debate and activism in a group context.

If your school is in Rochdale : Our organisation supports the Historic England 'Heritage Schools' programme which helps school pupils explore the history of the places they live. If you would like to be involved in the scheme or try some of the detective skills local children learned in the Rochdale Cluster, click this link for ideas and resources. Historic England's Heritage Schools