Outreach and schools resources

School children examining medieval armour and weaponry

The University of Leicester has a long history of encouraging able students of all ages and from every kind of background to take part in Higher Education. We aim to work with schools and colleges to provide the best possible support for students; from helping to raise aspirations at an early stage, to providing advice and guidance on UCAS applications and student finance.

School sessions

As part of the discovery of Richard III, we are providing schools sessions to help students understand the amazing discoveries and how they happened. Since February 2013 we have provided school sessions in genetics and archaeology for over 800 primary school children in Leicester, Leicestershire and even as far afield as Devon.

Wordcloud showing feedback from the primary schools who attended the sessions.

Feedback from the primary schools who attended the sessions has been made into a word cloud (right) to show some of the words used to describe their experience.

If you are interested in taking part in a session, or seeing if we can provide an event or activity for you please email outreach@le.ac.uk.

The Botanic Gardens also offer Richard III and medieval themed sessions, please contact 0116 271 2933 or botanicgarden@le.ac.uk for more information. Download the flyer (PowerPoint, 759KB).


We also have a selection of resources for download. Further PowerPoint presentations will be available shortly.

Further resources will be uploaded, please check this page regularly.


Now is the winter is a competition for young people to explore the interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous Richard III soliloquy through performance. This competition will run throughout the Spring Term 2014 for secondary schools in Leicestershire.

Scouting Association Heritage Badge

The Scouting Association heritage badge follows the process of map regression analysis to look at how Leicester has changed since 1500s and how archaeologists use maps to identify areas that will uncover buildings and artefacts.

The Big Bang Fair 2014

The University of Leicester was at the Big Bang Fair, at the NEC in Birmingham, over 13-16 March. We demonstrated to children, teachers and families how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) all had a part in the discovery of Richard III.

Richard III at the Big Bang Fair 2014

King Richard in Leicester Project

The King Richard in Leicester Project also have Learning pages. These pages are designed to help teachers and educators find all the information they need to teach about King Richard III at any level. They include - online and downloadable resources, National Curriculum linked lesson ideas, R.E. syllabus linked lesson ideas information on planning and booking a visit, CPD opportunities for teachers and assembly suggestions.

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