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Every Picture Tells a Story

Learning - A-level / post-16, GCSE, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

This session focuses on helping young people to extrapolate information from pictures and to search for meaning beyond the literal.

It aims to develop media literacy and asks the question, can we always believe what we see? Students are encouraged to engage with, interpret and evaluate photographic images and their use as sources of historical evidence. They will  debate to what extent images we see today, on the internet, on TV or in print are accurate and to what extent we might need to question and interpret what we see. In a world of #fakenews this session helps students develop the skills needed to critically evaluate information sources.

Booking Information

All sessions last approximately 2 hours for groups of up to 40 students and include the Learning Session and a self-guided activity inside the Exhibition. For groups of more than 40 students, please contact us to discuss options.

This session costs £5.50 per child with a minimum price of £150 per group. Accompanying adults are free. To book, please download our schools booking form here: School-Booking-Form-HELC then send to or email us using the contact form.