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Brand Evolution Challenge

Students learn about the purpose of packaging and the development of supermarket brands from Victorian times to present day. After undertaking research from the Museum’s collection, students work in groups to improve  packaging designs in relation to consumer habits and market trends.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE & KS3: Art & Design and Business
  • BTEC: Creative Media Production: Print-Based Media
  • A-Level: Graphic Design & Business

Sustainability in Packaging

A workshop with environmentalism at its centre, this one hour session will help students to explore historic and contemporary packaging created by our favourite brands, before investigating alternatives to single-use plastics and high waste levels. Students then design their own products looking towards the future with sustainability as their focus.

Curriculum links include:

  • Science, History, Geography, Citizenship & Design, and Technology
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Gender in Advertising

This workshop focuses on the construction of gender roles and encourages learners to be critically aware of the social and ethical impacts of design and advertising throughout the 20th and 21st century. Students produce a poster for a product which demonstrates an increased awareness of gender stereotypes in the media.

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Chocolate Product Devising & Branding

A maths and enterprise-focused interactive session in which learners brand and market a new chocolate product. After costing their product according to which ingredients to include, learners decide how to invest their marketing budget in relation to their target audience.

  • Links to the curriculum include Numeracy, Literacy and PHSE
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Graphic Design & Packaging

Similar to the Brand Evolution Challenge, this creative workshop encourages students to think about how packaging graphics have changed over the years and how graphics are used to communicate key messages to the consumer. Students work in groups to improve on the graphics of a current UK product.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE: Art & Design and Business
  • BTEC: Creative Media Production; Print-Based Media
  • A-Level: Graphic Design and Business
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Customer Profiling

Students discover how and why brands develop a customer profile. While working on a given product, students produce an in-depth profile of both its typical customer and an alternative customer. Students then create posters to compare the needs of these different markets, thus improving their understanding of how a brand might position itself.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE: Business, Art & Design, and PHSE
  • BTEC: Enterprise, Marketing, and Business
  • A-Level: Business, Economics, and Graphic Design
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Chocolate Packaging Design

A creative design workshop which introduces students to the purpose of packaging before asking them to create their own chocolate bar products. Students conduct market research in the collection before creating chocolate packaging designs targeted to a specific audience.

  • Links to the curriculum include Literacy, Art & Design and Numeracy
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Consumer History

Featuring consumer items from over 150 years of British consumer history, learners are split into groups to work together as detective historians to explore the materiality, imagery and narrative of objects. This session enables students to use consumer history as a tool to understand chronological social history.

  • Links to the curriculum include History, Art & Design and PHSE
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Early Years

Let’s go shopping is a playful and explorative workshop which uses storytelling, craft & play to engage with healthy food, buying and selling. This workshop involves a group market activity and setting up your very own market stall ready for business. Links to the early years development framework include communication and language, physical development, literacy and numeracy.

Workshops Fees

Workshops for Universities

1-hour workshops

£225

up to 15 students.

Any additional students:
£15

Maximum of 25 students per workshop

These prices include Museum admission and up to 3 free staff places (£8.10 for any additional staff)

Workshops for Schools

1-hour workshops

£180

up to 25 students.

Any additional students: 
£9

Maximum of 30 students per workshop

These prices include Museum admission and up to 3 free staff places (£8.10 for any additional staff)

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