Can your school find Common Ground?

Common Ground is an opportunity for your school to find out more about the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and to take inspiration from the thousands of women who stood up for what they believed to consider what causes are important to your learners today.

We’re looking for primary, secondary, SEND, PRU and educated otherwise groups from across the country to join us as we explore the impact of Greenham Common 40 years on.

This is an opportunity for you and your learners to:

  • Discover all about the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camps from the women who were there.
  • Uncover connections in your communities to Greenham Common.
  • Explore how the Greenham Women used non violent direct action to make their message heard.
  • Take inspiration from the camps to write your own songs, poems and newspaper articles or design your own banners and posters.
  • Compare and contrast the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camps with movements today – what has changed and what has stayed the same over the last 40 years?
  • Consider what causes your learners are passionate about today and where they might take inspiration from the Greenham Women.

Join us for a free online workshop or Q&A, build a Wall of Hope in your school or interview your local community to see that they remember about Greenham Common – your school project can be big or small. We’ll be inviting your learners to create their own manifesto that declares their aims for the future they want.

We’ll be adding all research, manifestos and projects submitted by February the 12th 2024 to our archive so your project will live on, inspiring future learners as we reflect on the impact the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camps have had on our lives.


Who is this opportunity for?

This opportunity is open to learners from KS1-KS5 in a range of settings including primary, secondary, SEND, PRU and educated otherwise groups.

What is the timeline for this project?

We’re open for schools to register their interest now!

Schools should be aiming to start their projects from September 2023 and run them throughout the Autumn term and Spring term.

We’ll be delivering a series of online CPD and information sessions to help you develop your project and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

The deadline for submissions to be included in our archive is the 12th February 2024.

How many students can take part?

This project is open to all learners from KS1-KS5 and we’d love as many of your learners to take part as possible so you can run this project with a single class, a whole year group, a whole key stage or a whole school. The more the merrier!

Why not use an assembly to introduce Greenham Common to your whole school?

How much does it cost to take part?

Common Ground has been made possible by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund so all resources and opportunities are FREE.

How do I get involved?

Fill in our online contact form and join our Common Ground Schools list to hear about free workshops and other opportunities first. Don’t forget to explore the Impact Tree for resources to support you throughout your project.

When are the CPD and information sessions?

The dates for the CPD and information sessions are coming soon. Once you’ve registered we’ll send you updates including any training dates.

All CPD and support sessions are free.

If your school are interested in CPD but can’t make the programmed dates then please email [email protected]

Do I need to attend an information session or CPD session?

No you don’t, there are lots of resources on our website to help you find out more and decide how you want to approach your project. If you can’t make our sessions recordings will be available online.

What other support is available?

We’ll be uploading resources to the Impact Tree including:

  • Information sheets to give you some more background on some of the key themes and issues that underpin the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.
  • Activity ideas
  • Links to our archive to inspire you and your learners
  • Short videos

Other support includes:

  • Online surgery sessions – if you’d like to chat through anything then you can make an appointment to chat to someone from our team online for some extra support.
  • Online workshops and webinars

What is the Impact Tree?

The Impact Tree is our online hub where you’ll find resources and archive links to help you develop your project.

It’s been designed to help us track the impact of Greenham Common as the Greenham Women returned to their communities as well as the impact on your young people as they uncover stories from the camps themselves.

We will also be mapping all the schools and groups who take part in Common Ground and adding some of your research and projects so you’ll be able to see your work uploaded in the Spring term 2024.