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Flashpoint

What is Flashpoint?

A project run by the Royal Armouries museum for small groups of students from schools and communities near our sites in Leeds and Portsmouth.

What does it involve?

During the project students are asked to explore the subject of conflict resolution using discussion, role-play, character building technique and improvisation. The story of Romeo and Juliet is used as a resource to give high school students a basis of character and situation from which to launch their ideas while primary school children work on the story of Robin Hood.

Why Romeo and Juliet and Robin Hood?

Stage Combat

Members of the Royal Armouries Interpretation Department work with students to lead workshops in basic stage combat. This raises interest in a new form of physical exercise, increases mental alertness and encourages physical discipline.

Citizenship

At the end of the project the issues raised and explored in the story of Romeo and Juliet or Robin Hood are used to inform discussion of more contemporary comparative issues.


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SUMMER FUN AT FORT NELSON

There will be plenty of SUMMER FUN activities to keep the children entertained at Fort Nelson, from Thursday 23 July – Monday 31 August 2015.

23 July 2015

Fort Nelson

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Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.