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Captain Coram Citizenship and History Resources

Captain Coram citizenship and history pack

Captain Coram tells the story of sea captain turned philanthropist, Thomas Coram and his vision to improve the life chances of children in the 18th Century and beyond.

Designed to link with Key Stage 2 National Curriculum subjects History, Art, English as well as PSHE & Citizenship education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural requirements of Ofsted. The Captain Coram Citizenship resource looks in depth at:

  • Children's rights and life in the 1700s
  • Thomas Coram’s vision: education and health for all children with support from well-known artists - including Hogart and Handel
  • The life of a Foundling: real-life Hetty Feather-style stories
  •  The changing rights of children, including  the life of 20th Century foundlings and children’s rights in the present day

Lessons contain images of beautiful source materials that take children on an incredible journey of children’s rights through the remarkable Coram story from its early days of receiving a Royal Charter in 1739 through to the work of Coram today.

Everything needed for a stimulating, thought-provoking topic is included in the pack. Lessons can be tailored to suit your needs and the time available, from individual lessons to a series of six for a larger, cross-curricular topic.

Voices through time

Three lesson plans chart the changing attitudes to children's rights from the 18th century to the present day. 

These new resources, created with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Explore social history themes in relation to children's changing rights over time.  They contain fascinating historical artifacts, recently digitised to preserve them for future generations.

Rights of the Child assembly

This free assembly explores the Rights of the Child including the UN's Convention of the Rights of the Child. Connections are made between this charter and the work that Thomas Coram did to improve children's rights in the 18th Century.  

How to access these free resources

Captain Coram, the Voices Through Time resources and Rights of the Child assembly are all available as part of the wider SCARF resources that support a whole-school approach to mental health, wellbeing, behaviour and achievement, but any school can access them.

Non SCARF-susbscribing schools - please contact us if you'd like us to set up your access to it. 

SCARF schools - access the full Captain Coram Citizenship and History resource pack with your usual sign in details. 

Captain Coram