Sadiq Khan launches new ‘London Curriculum’ for primary schools

Sadiq Khan has launched a new ‘London Curriculum’ for primary schools in the capital, giving pupil the opportunity to learn about the city’s history and culture.

The new ‘Going Underground’ unit on the London Curriculum, which has only been available to Kay Stage 3 pupils until now, will give more than 1,800 primary schools across all 33 London boroughs the opportunity to learn about London’s people, places and heritage.

Teaching resources will explore hidden rivers, dungeons, secret war time bunkers and Roman houses, and schools will have the opportunity to take pupils on trips to the Houses of Parliament, the Natural History Museum and Guildhall Art Gallery and Amphitheatre.

Launching the new London Curriculum for primary schools, Sadiq Khan said: “I’m delighted that thousands of primary school pupils from all parts of the capital will have the opportunity to enrich their education through London’s cultural gems and rich heritage. London has been shaped throughout time by people who have come from around the world to make this city their home - from the Romans onwards.

"Our history and culture is a truly global one, so what better way for primary school children to learn, than directly from London’s museums, art galleries and other fascinating institutions.”

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