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*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our primary schools outreach programme is postponed until further notice.*

We are working hard to make sure there are lots of ways for primary school-aged pupils, and their teachers, to get involved with the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project (HYMC).



The People's Choice competition

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Between March and Friday 19 June we are inviting primary school pupils to choose 14 objects – from a shortlist of 35 – to go on display at the Hull Maritime Museum. In the People’s Choice Competition pupils in years 4-6 will be asked to select their favourite object from the shortlist and write a label about it. The label should tell the reader a story about the object. The story could be based on fact or be one that has been completely made up! Pupils can decide to use prose, illustrations or a mixture of both to tell their story. A panel of judges will select 14 winners. The 14 labels and the objects they describe will go on display in the Hull Maritime Museum when it reopens. The winners will also receive prizes for themselves and for their school.

If you would like to take part then we have some helpful resources for you to download:

1. People’s Choice competition resource pack for teachers: this contains information on how to enter the competition, details of the 35 objects in the shortlist, and some handy activities which will help children come up with ideas for their stories.

2. People’s Choice competition resource pack for carers: this contains information on how to enter the competition, details of the 35 objects in the shortlist, and some handy activities which will help children come up with ideas for their stories.

3. People’s Choice image pack: this has images of all 35 objects in the shortlist as well as some helpful questions and pieces of information.

4. People’s Choice project pack: this contains resources and activities for children to help them come up with ideas for their labels.

For more information about The People’s Choice competition, please get in touch with Charles Trzeciak, Community and Schools Learning Officer at: charles.trzeciak@hcandl.co.uk

Peoples Choice Competition Resource Pack For Teachers

Peoples Choice Competition Resource Pack For Carers

Peoples Choice Competition Image Pack

Peoples Choice Competition Project Pack

If you are taking part in the competition and have a question about one of the objects in the shortlist, why not send us a direct message via Twitter (@HullMaritime) or a message on Facebook (@HullMaritime)

We are always happy to help!



Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City Primary School Teachers Panel
Teachers will play a key role to develop a learning programme

We are currently inviting teachers to become part of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Primary School Teachers’ Panel.

Members of the Panel will act as an advisory body to HYMC staff and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting new resources and sessions at the Hull Maritime Museum and the Arctic Corsair.

In return, thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, teachers and schools will be reimbursed for their time and get access to exclusive projects and benefits.

If you would like more information then contact Charlie Trzeciak, Community and Schools Learning Officer, at charles.trzeciak@hcandl.co.uk

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are currently looking to conduct panel meetings remotely, rather than face-to-face.


Primary School Outreach Programme

Though the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Primary School Outreach programme has been postponed, we are still planning to run some activities later in the year.

Due to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund these activities are free of charge.

If you would like any details about these activities then please contact Charlie Trzeciak, Community and Schools Learning Officer, at charles.trzeciak@hcandl.co.uk


Theatre on the Edge - the cast
The cast of the Last Leviathan performed by Theatre on the Edge
  • The Last Leviathan: take your pupils on a voyage on board the whaling ship The Diana of Hull, as it makes its final journey to the Arctic. In this pop-up theatre performance - featuring period music, dance, projections and drama – your pupils will discover why the whaling industry was important to Hull and come face-to-face with the dangers faced by the Diana’s crew on their journey. This production, written and performed by Theatre On The Edge, has been specially designed to be enjoyed as part of a school assembly.

Suitable for all ages; Duration: 30 minutes

  • The Blaydes Family: Merchants and Shipbuilders: Investigate historic sources and work with historians from the University of HULL’S Blaydes Maritime Centre to uncover hidden stories about the city’s trading and shipbuilding heritage, which took place along the banks of the River Hull.
    Suitable for Years 5-6; Duration: 90 minutes