One of the key values of Gloucester History Festival is ‘the opportunity to learn’ and we want to co-create learning opportunities with you.

Whether it’s with individuals, schools or organisations who engage with us, we want to enable everyone to learn from the festival, and for the festival to learn from you.

As school children have now broken up for the summer holidays, we know school teachers are just getting ready to plan their lessons for next term.

As this September marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, we are sure that History will take pride of place in your Term 1 curriculums.

We would love to know what you are planning for your history activities, and if we can, we can create bespoke activities for your class or home-school community so that we can work in partnership with you as you introduce a new generation of people to important stories.


Aethelflaed Education Pack

Aimed at upper KS2, the Aethelflaed Education Pack includes resources and activities all about Gloucester’s Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen.  Written by local teacher, Alyson Meredith, and illustrated by Kate Sheppard, the pack was created in 2018 as part of a city-wide programme to celebrate the life of this influential but often overlooked female leader 1,110 years after her death.  If you would like to request a hard-copy, please email

Gloucester’s heritage and cultural education brochure

This brochure summarises educational resources and opportunities all within 10 minutes walking distance within Gloucester City Centre.  It was launched during the 2019 History Festival, and resulted from a collaboration between Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Heritage Forum.  We look forward to welcoming  you to Gloucester.

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