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A British Day

Join us for an educational adventure at the Every Man’s Club in Poperinge, offer your pupils the ultimate British Experience and explore Britishness at its finest in the heart of Flanders Fields.

Talbot House offers ready-made educational packages aimed at second and third grade pupils of secondary education. Our goal is to introduce the students to the beauty of the British culture and further develop their knowledge of the English language. Participants are encouraged to speak English at all times, irrespective of their skill level. Our British guides, actors and available English teachers aim to educate, entertain and involve both pupils and teachers, which means no extra preparation is required.

Select your preferred workshops, make your reservation and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in a museum that’s alive with the past.

Discover our workshops

  1. Radio Shakespeare - drama workshop
  2. British food workshop - drama workshop
  3. Against the clock - drama workshop
  4. Tales of Talbot House - story tour
  5. A chinwag with the wardens
  6. Laugh and the world will laugh with you - British Comedy
  7. Cheerio Darling - A century old love letters
  8. A House of Words - questionnaire with a linguistic focus
  9. A House of People - questionnaire with a focus on history
  10. Talbot House Mystery Tour - A historical treasure hunt
  11. Afternoon Tea Etiquette
  12. Scone making

Radio Shakespeare - drama workshop

Level: advanced

Explore Shakespeare with this lively workshop! Led by a British theatre pro, students dive into expressive voice techniques while exploring the power of body language, crafting scenes filled with witty Shakespearean insults, creating captivating soundscapes and collaborating on their own radio play.

British food workshop - drama workshop

Level: intermediate

Dive into a delicious adventure with this escape room-style workshop where teamwork is key as students 'travel across the UK' exploring traditional dishes. Enjoy various food samples, code-cracking and theatre exercises led by a British professional. A tasty way to brush up on English vocabulary and discover the richness of British culture.

Against the clock - drama workshop

Level: intermediate

Embark on an escape room-style adventure where teamwork meets theatre! Led by a dynamic British theatre facilitator, students collaborate to tackle theatre-based challenges, with a twist—no Dutch allowed! Join us for a playful journey that promises surprises and speaking opportunities for everyone.

Tales of Talbot House - story tour

Level: adaptable - listening comprehension

Delve into the rich history of Talbot House through the memoirs of Tubby Clayton, the visionary founder of this authentic soldier’s club. Experience the club's vibrant past through witty sayings and amusing anecdotes and immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere.

Note: if native British guides are not available, the tour is conducted by one of our professional English teachers or certified translators.

A chinwag with the wardens

Level: adaptable - speaking

Sip on a cup of tea and engage in delightful conversations with our resident British wardens. Hailing from various parts of the UK and the Commonwealth, our volunteers bring diverse perspectives and life experiences. Use our engaging question sheet to spark discussions and get to know Britain through the eyes of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Laugh and the world will laugh with you - British Comedy

Level: medium

Discover the subtle nuances of British humor in this interactive session full of jokes, puns and wordplay. Students get to explore the nature of British comedy and how it differs from their own through a series of hilarious knee-slappers. Due to the nuanced nature of this topic and occasional challenging language, this session is ideally suited for higher-level classes.

Cheerio Darling - a century old love letters

Level: intermediate - listening comprehension and writing

Brace yourself for an adventurous rollercoaster of romance, bravery and creativity. Discover the story of Geoff and Edith who only met four times before the Great War took Geoff to Flanders. After watching video recordings of some of their extraordinary love letters, students are encouraged to write a response and invent their own ending to this poignant love story.

A House of Words - questionnaire with a linguistic focus

Level: advanced - combining reading comprehension with digital skills

After an appropriate introduction, pupils make their way through Talbot House in small groups. With the help of their smartphones and a questionnaire, they set out on an interactive literary quest, finding references to literature, humour and linguistics on their way.

Note: the same tour is available on a medium level, focussing on art, architecture and religion.

A House of People - questionnaire with a focus on history

Level: medium - combining reading comprehension with digital skills

After an appropriate introduction to Talbot House, pupils make their way through the permanent exhibition in pairs. By exploring the museum tablets and the collection, they are able to answer the quiz questions on the history of Talbot House during the previous century.

Talbot House Mystery Tour - A historical treasure hunt

Level: Intermediate - combining reading comprehension with digital skills

In this tour pupils explore the exhibitions at their own pace. Their quest is to find hidden clues related to the history of Talbot House while picking up new vocab along the way.

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Level: Basic - combining listening and speaking comprehension

Fancy a cup of tea? During this workshop, pupils learn how to properly prepare and drink tea and what the do's and don'ts are when it comes to tea etiquette. All this while learning about the history of tea.

Scone making

Level: Basic - combining listening and speaking comprehension

Cream first or jam first? In this workshop students get to create their own scone from scratch. During this, they get to learn about the history of the scone, how it came to be and how to enjoy tea with their scone. And, of course, they get to taste their scones!

(*)Note: all drama workshops are offered by native speaker and professional actress Abbie Moore, founder of Hello Drama. Moore is a professional with extensive experience in teaching English-language drama workshops in Belgian schools. Various drama workshops can only be combined in the case of two groups of 20 pupils.

Practical organisation

A typical day consists of four workshops with themed breaks in between.

We expect teachers to divide their pupils into groups of 20 pupils at a maximum, plus at least one member of staff. We can organise workshops for 20, 40, 60 and 80 pupils at the most. We can offer selected workshops for any number of groups. For instance four groups of 20 pupils can select four different workshops, which can then be switched around on completion.

  • 9:15 Optional: English Breakfast
  • 10:00 Reception in the Concert Hall with a short briefing outlining the day
  • 10u15 Workshop 1
  • 11u15 Break with British garden games
  • 11u30 Workshop 2
  • 12u30 Lunch break with sing-song on the wartime piano. Bring your own picnic, or alternatively lunch can be provided by Talbot House.
  • 13u30 Workshop 3
  • 14u30 Afternoon tea-break with scones
  • 14u45 Workshop 4
  • 15u45 Rounding-off and departure

Rates are about 21 EUR per pupil but depend on the group size and the workshops opted for. We are happy to offer you a tailored price quote and programme. Teachers take part free of charge in all workshops. In case you are a local school, further reductions are available through a subsidie from the County of West-Flanders.

English breakfast

What better way to start the day than with a full English Breakfast? This extra can be added on to any programme for 9 EUR per person. An English Breakfast includes fried eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, tomato and toast served in a buffet style. Did we mention marmalade and HP sauce yet? On the spot commentary will be provided, ‘spiced’ with typical vocab on food and eating traditions in the UK.


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Availability depends on all educators as well as Talbot House. Most months are possible but the dates listed below stand the best chance for all educators.

  • September 2023: Monday 25th - Friday 29th September
  • November 2023: Monday 13th - Friday 17th November and Monday 20th - Friday 24th November
  • March 2024: Monday 4th March - Friday 8th March and Monday 11th March - Friday 15th March