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Explore Normandy!


2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. To honour this anniversary, we’ve put together special Normandy Tourism Education Packs which you can access for free by clicking on the links below.  

These four packs offer students the opportunity to explore Normandy’s rich, treasured history across four topics – The Life of William the Conqueror, Impressionism, The D-Day Landings and The Flavours of Normandy. Each of these education packs is full of fascinating facts, figures, pictures, paintings, photographs, glossaries, timelines, quizzes, challenges, games and puzzles, all guaranteed to bring your history lessons to life. Highlights from the packs include a historical detective activity, an exclusive interview with a D-Day veteran, an artistic challenge –  ‘Paint like an Impressionist’ and a detailed map of historic Normandy. 

The packs are aimed at upper Key Stage 2 pupils and KS3 pupils, but can be easily adapted for other age groups.  

For further information on the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, visit – 

Simply click on the links below to download the packs: 

NEW! Part 1: Normandy – Birthplace of William the Conqueror – Updated for 2016

Part 2: Normandy – The Home of Impressionism

Part 3: Normandy – The D-Day Landings &  The Battle of Normandy

Part 4: Normandy – Flavours of Normandy: Food and Drink

Part 5: Map of Normandy – What do you know about Normandy? 

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