Eton College Collections welcomed the public to an enriching family learning event last week.

The event, offered free of charge, aimed to engage children and parents alike through an impressive array of activities — including colouring, embroidery, and a treasure trail.

Hosted at the Verey Gallery’s ongoing exhibition, Ad Montem, visitors also discovered the story of the historical Etonian procession from the College to the mound on the Great Bath Road in Slough.

Among those attending was a Ukrainian family with two young children. The brother enjoyed crafting a moose and a Canadian flag, while the younger sister embroidered a Union Jack.  

This comes as a precursor to Collections’ upcoming CPD event later this month, designed for primary school teachers in Eton and Slough.

In a drive to infuse local history into the National Curriculum, teachers will be invited on a visit to the exhibition with its curator.

The day will also see three education sessions on primary sources, literacy and creative writing, and art. The last one will be taken by Charlotte Hogben, Middlesex University’s Senior Fashion Technician.  

“The plan is for teachers to run these sessions in their own lessons,” Collections’ Education Officer Saskia Nesja explained.

Two sessions will be run on the day: one in both the morning and the afternoon. To book, please visit here.