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On Aug 26th 1981, 36 people started their 110 mile walk from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common in protest against the Americans holding Cruise missiles on common land. Over the next 19 years Greenham Common became home to thousands of women who believed they could create change and leave the world a better place.
We’re inviting schools to join us to help explore the legacy of the Greenham Common Peace Camp and the impact it’s had on your community. Are there Greenham Women living in your local area? What skills can you learn from Greenham Women? What causes are important to your community today and what can you learn from Greenham to help you make a difference?
You’ll find resources, lesson plans and archive material to help you get started on our Impact Tree. Explore some of our key themes to help you get started including:
- An Introduction to Greenham Common
- The Creative Camp
- Actions Large and Small
- Camp Life
Schools are invited to consider what causes are important to them and write their own manifesto setting their own aims for the future.
All schools who participate before 12th February 2024 will be included in our online Impact Tree and archive as we track the impact of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camps 40 years on where you can share your interviews, research, creative outcomes and manifestos.
Download Teacher’s Notes
About the project
- Suitable for: KS1 and KS2
- Subject: History, English, Citizenship
- Topics: Protest, LGBTQ+ rights, Feminism
We’re here to help your school every step of the way. Once you’ve registered we’ll provide you with:
- A set of Teachers Notes with lots of background information and links to help you shape your project
- We’ll be running several online CPD sessions to tell you more about the project and introduce you to some of the key themes
- Online videos, resources and workshops to help you explore the impact of Greenham in your local area
- In person workshops subject to application
- Use your research and investigative skills to learn more about the events at Greenham Common.
- Explore the impact of Greenham Common on your local community.
- Consider the causes that are important to your community today and how you can make a difference.
National Curriculum links
This session supports:
- A local history study.
- A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- Using discussion in order to learn.
- Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
- Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities.
- Preparing to play an active role as citizens
- Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
- Breadth of opportunities.
An Introduction to Greenham
On Aug 26th 1981, 36 women started their 110 mile walk from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common in protest against the Americans holding Cruise missiles on common land. Over the next 19 years Greenham Common became home to thousands of women who believed they could create change and leave the world a better place.
Explore the impact tree to discover interview clips, animations, pictures, lesson plans and activity ideas to help you uncover more about the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. What were the camps like? What types of actions did the women take? What role did creativity have at the camp?
An Introduction to Greenham
The Creative Camp
Song, poetry and banner making were all part of daily life at the camp. Songs helped keep women’s spirits up, poetry helped them to process their experiences and a rich language of symbols images helped them to create a colourful, positive and empowering identity for the camp.
Find out more about the role creativity had to play at the camp as well as ways you can explore craftivism and creativity to communicate your own message.
The Creative camp
We’ve pulled archive material, resources and lesson plans together to help you get started. Jump on and start finding out all about life at Greenham Common Peace Camp.