Essential Information

Type Talks and courses
Date and Times 19 October 2021, 9.30am - 3.30pm
National Maritime Museum

Join us to discover how teachers and pupils were supported to develop a deeper understanding of heritage to inspire public speaking and make 21st century connections to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.

Hear first-hand from teachers the benefits of using creative approaches in oracy, using an iconic portrait as a stimulus and why Elizabeth I is still relevant today.

A wonderful opportunity for our students, which empowered personal responses and helped them to articulate their thoughts confidently and fluently

The event will be a combination of workshops, lectures and opportunities to hear from students and teachers who participated in the Picture Yourself project. 

Workshops will focus on practical skills, using heritage to inspire oracy for those under-confident pupils in your school in their speaking and listening assessments. There will be opportunities for peer discussion to embed these ideas within your classroom and enable you to feel empowered to cascade the learning opportunities in your setting.

At the end of the day (after 3.30pm) participants can also receive free entry to our latest exhibition: Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits. 


Important information

This event takes place at the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and surrounds. Keynote speeches and teacher presentations will be livestreamed from our lecture theatre and film recordings made available on request after the event. Each element of the programme will comply with government COVID-19 guidance relevant at the time.  Should government guidance prohibit gathering in person, there will be digital recordings and webinars instead.

About Picture Yourself

The Armada National Outreach project has been a partnership between Royal Museums Greenwich and Speakers Trust, designed to engage secondary schools in three areas across the country. The schools benefitted from a national oracy and public-speaking programme, taking the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I and her Tilbury speech as the starting point and inspiration. 

Learning resources created as part of this project leave a lasting legacy for all schools in using heritage and creativity to support students’ oracy skills. Find out more here.

This event is led by the Royal Museums Greenwich learning team in collaboration with Speakers Trust. It is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.