Teacher CPD events: You’re invited! CPD Event: Picture Yourself

This event is for teachers at any stage of your career working in secondary schools interested in using oracy and heritage to inspire your pupils to unlock their voices and command an audience. Join us for inspiring teacher presentations and keynote speakers, discover more about Picture Yourself and our findings, practical workshops and free resources.Price: FREE. Date: Tuesday 19 October. Time: 9.30-3.30pm. Location: National Maritime Museum.

Posted: 08/09/2021

Join Royal Museums Greenwich and Speakers Trust to discover how teachers and pupils can use
heritage to inspire public speaking to 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 applying it to the classroom.
The event will be a combination of workshops, lectures and opportunities to hear from students and
teachers who participated in the project. Workshops will focus on practical skills using heritage to
inspire oracy and 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.
Young voices have been at the heart of this project, and we will be taking this opportunity to
showcase student speeches and celebrate their achievements.
Participants are welcome to see the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, have a tour of the Queen’s House
and after 3.30pm, receive free entry to our latest exhibition: Tudors to Windsors: British Royal
Picture Yourself: The Armada National Outreach project has been a partnership between Royal
Museums Greenwich and Speakers Trust 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 Queen Elizabeth I and her Tilbury speech as the starting point and inspiration.
A wonderful opportunity for our students which empowered personal responses and
helped students to articulate their thoughts confidently and fluently. Picture Yourself Teacher
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.
This event is led by Royal Museums Greenwich learning team in collaboration with Speakers Trust. It
is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Teacher CPD: Picture Yourself Teacher engagement event | Royal Museums Greenwich (

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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