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Captain Coram Citizenship Resource

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 Artist and fundraisers: Coram, Hogarth and Handel
  • The life of a Foundling: the real-life Hetty Feather stories Changing rights of children: the 20th Century Foundlings Children’s rights & Coram today

There are six carefully planned sessions with 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.

Aimed at children aged 9-11, the pack includes everything that's needed for a stimulating, thought-provoking topic. It can be tailored to your exact needs: a series of six lessons or the basis for a larger, cross-curricular topic.

Captain Coram is 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 it. Please contact us if you'd like us to set up your access to it. 

Captain Coram