The Marks & Spencer Company Archive has just launched a new online learning resource for UK schools to make elements of the company’s collection of over 70,000 historical objects, photos and documents accessible to students and teachers for the first time.

In partnership with My Learning, the M&S Company Archive eLearning Hub will be available to schools and educational establishments free of charge.

These themed classroom resources are inspired by objects, photos and documents held at the M&S Company Archive in Leeds. They offer a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning by…

  • examining the people who made M&S the high street name it is today
  • exploring innovative practices and merchandise at M&S
  • challenging students to think about their own values and ambitions

The eLearning Hub is an online portal comprising imagery, videos, documents and games that will allow children to engage with and understand the company’s rich history.

The materials have been selected to be applicable to a broad range of school subjects including business studies, history, science, design and technology, maths and English. Resources are suitable for KS2-4. All content on the site can be incorporated into interactive whiteboard resources.

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It’s an interesting resource, and even better, it’s free!

You can access the M&S Company Archive eLearning hub here. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments.