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The Ambassador's Secret Assignment

Digital Mission

Digital Mission

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics:Tudors | Session Type: Digital Mission

You've been sent by the Venetian Ambassador to spy on Henry VIII’s court. 

The Doge of Venice wants to know more about Henry VIII’s power, wealth, lineage and his allegiances.You must help our sleuth to sneak around Henry VIII’s palace and gather evidence.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry and consider how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Asking perceptive questions.

About Digital Missions

Digital missions are character-led adventures that encourage pupils to navigate and observe the palace spaces while solving challenges on an iPad.

Pupils are encouraged to use the palace as a primary source to weigh historical evidence. Working as part of a team, they will develop their perspective and judgement by exploring particular palace spaces in more detail.

Your school group will be shown a 'How to do a mission' film at the start and issued with one iPad between two pupils.

Booking information

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 11.15, 12.45, 13.15
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
11.15, 12.45, 13.15
One hour
£2 per pupil, plus £3.85 admission

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