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A Princess' guide to burning issues

A Princess' guide to burning issues


Key stage 3 | Subject: History, English, Drama | Topics: Equality, Identity, Empire | Session type: Outreach

What does the daughter of the last Maharaja of the Punjab have in common with young people today? Allow us to step into your school and bring the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh alive in our interactive show.

Meet characters from her life, from exiled royal family to passionate suffragettes. This play will start conversations about topics from political reform to complex relationships. Some themes are universal, whether you are a princess or a post-pandemic school student.

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Explore personal stories in the fight for gender equality and reflect on how they can become advocates for equality today.
  • Learn about the lives of people of diverse heritage in 19th Century Britain.
  • Explore ideas and issues in an analytical, reflective and personal way.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and using them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.
  • Understanding how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influences and been influenced by the wider world.
  • World building to develop a rich knowledge of past places and societies.
  • Participating in discussions, summarising and/or building on what has been said.
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Booking information

Open to all secondary schools in Birmingham/Coventry only


Daily 6 – 17 November 2023 (Not on weekends)

Please allow 45 minutes per show.
We can deliver up to 3 shows per day.

Up to 250 students per show


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To apply, download and submit the completed application form to [email protected].

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