Activities for Schools

We have developed a number of activities for schools, to explore Exeter’s Multicultural history. Most are suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. The development of school’s activities has been a key objective of this project.

Please come back to this page, we will be loading new activities here as time goes on.  We welcome your feedback on the activities via the contact us page.


Sanchao or Equiano

Quiz on Exeter’s Multi-Cultural History

A quick multiple choice quiz, with 8 questions, to open up the topic. Suitable for KS2 and upwards. Prepared by Ghee Bowman

Quiz Activity

Teacher’s Notes for Quiz Activity

Timeline matching activity

An  enjoyable interactive matching activity for all ages from Year 4 upwards. Students work in groups to match 11 pictures, 11 dates and 11 captions. Prepared by Ghee Bowman   

Timeline of Exeter events 

Answer sheet for the timeline activity 

(two on one A4 sheet, without pictures)

Teacher’s Notes for the timeline 

Exeter Mosque

Exeter Mosque

History of Exeter’s mosque

Powerpoint presentation on the history of Exeter’s mosque, prepared by volunteer researchers Mona Abou Bakr Hassan and Nazima Khan

Powerpoint presentation on Exeter’s mosque

Teacher’s notes for Exeter’s mosque

Detective Activity on Manillas

Manilla Stamp

Manilla on Nigerian Stamp

Prepared by volunteer researcher Sandhya Dave

Powerpoint slides to print off

Text to match with powerpoint slides

Answers on powerpoint

Teacher’s notes and further research and references.


Exploring the Website

Prepared by story-teller and English teacher David Heathfield.

This is a useful two-hour lesson plan (or it could be split over several lessons) to introduce students to this website and some of the stories. It was designed for use in an EFL classroom (English as a Foreign Language) but could equally be used in a Secondary school, FE or HE.

Black GIs in Exeter

Black GIs in Exeter

Developed by Andrew Bell

A series of four activities suitable for KS3 and upper KS2, exploring the experience of GIs in Exeter during World War II. Link to English, History and Citizenship. Teachers’ notes are included.

St Sidwell: play

Written by year 4 students at St Sidwell school

In January 2014, year 4 students at St Sidwell school wrote and performed a wonderful play about the death of Sidwell.

Ganesh and Exeter’s Museum



Written by Sandhya Dave 

An activity for KS2 or KS3 to explore the Hindu Deity Ganesh and the statue in Exeter’s Museum. Students watch our film ‘Three Stories of Ganesh’ and explore the meaning of the story and the process of acquiring ‘artefacts’ for Museums. The activity will tie in well with a visit to the Museum.

Teacher’s notes

Question sheet 

Answer sheet