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Primary Schools and Heritage

Peckham has a fascinating history and there are many interesting buildings from different eras that show various architectural styles. The buildings and their history provide an exciting springboard for children to learn about the neighbourhoods they live in, how they developed and how areas change over time.

Our Hut, a charity which uses architecture as a starting point to develop fun learning resources for schools, has been funded by the Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative to develop and test a series of creative and interactive lessons about Peckham town centre, its history and architecture. These resources can be downloaded below.

Lucy Lavers, Judy Ovens and Suzanna Prizeman make up the Our Hut team. In 2017, they worked with St James the Great Primary School to develop and pilot the learning resources.


Our Hut have produced resources with elements for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. These resources can be used in their entirety or adapted by classroom teachers to suit their needs.

Here is the Introduction to the Resource and the Session Plans [pdf 0.86Mb].

Here is the Teacher’s Resource Pack