Chelmsford City Museums
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Film makers for the day at Chelmsford Museum

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Chelmsford Museum

01245 605700

Subject Area

  • Computing
  • History
  • Literacy



  • KS2


All day (10.15am to 2.45pm)


£240 per class at the museum


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Encourage pupils to take up our film makers challenge. 

Through role play, photographs and stories, they can explore the life of Marconi or local suffragette Grace Chappelow. 

Then, they will work in ‘production teams’ to plan, shoot and edit a mini film to share the story and impact of these figures on our lives today.

Following your visit, we will email all films directly to your school.

In this session, pupils will:

  • actively engage with the story of a local person, reflecting on their achievements and legacy to decide what makes them a ‘significant’ person, using photographs, stories and role play
  • work creatively in small teams to plan, write and produce films that combine images, narration and ‘live interviews’ to communicate information effectively.
  • learn and apply new IT skills to produce mini movies including green screen filming and special effects.


Are you an Arts Mark School?  This session could be used as part of an Arts Award day. Please ask when booking.


National Curriculum links 

  • Historical enquiry skills
  • An aspect of history dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant locally
  • A significant turning point in British history.
  • Literacy: Speaking and listening
  • Computing: Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of devices to create content that accomplish given goals, including evaluating and presenting data and information.



One class per day.


We have indoor lunch space available, plus picnic benches and a children's play area in the park. The museum is fully accessible with a lift and an accessible toilet.