Education at the New Room

New programme 2020-21

Online lessons & assemblies. Resource Packs. Safe visits to schools . On site visits

We are currently very aware of the challenges that schools continue to face with regard to COVID-19. We’ve been trying to think of ways we can help.

We’ve now completely updated the New Room’s education programme to include a range of resources that schools and groups can use to engage with the story of John Wesley, his actions and his beliefs in creative and safe ways.

Lessons are now available for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 which can be delivered online by our education team via Zoom or bought in resource packs. These lessons can also be presented in class by a visiting member of our education team, or through a fully risk assessed site visit to the New Room.

Please click on the Key Stage you are interested in for further details:

We tell the story of ‘John Wesley and his Horse’ and link to activities which can be completed in the classroom.


Three different online lessons are available which introduce John Wesley and the New Room and explore Wesley’s fierce opposition to the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade. One of these is a  brand new lesson (produced in conjunction with RE Today) called ‘A Tale of Two Statues’ which compares and contrasts the lives and statues of John Wesley and Edward Colston.

Online lessons are available which introduce John Wesley and the New Room and enable classes to explore John Wesley’s opposition to the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.

All lessons come with follow up ideas for future work. For more information or to ask about buying a resource pack please contact

Education Price List 2020/21

General Risk Assessment for School Visits

Additional Covid 19 Risk Assessment for School Visits

New Room Education-Pack 2020-21 including details of all key stages


Our Education Officer can be booked to speak about John Wesley at school assemblies for all key stages.

RE Days for Primary Schools

Our education team has devised a Primary RE Day which introduces a whole school to John Wesley. We can run lesson plans and assemblies for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 across a day in school. Please contact our Education Officer  for details.


Our Education Officer and members of the education team are all DBS checked.  

Other Groups for Young People

If you are a leader of a uniformed organisation, Junior Church group, Sunday School, activity group or any other group for children or young people, please contact our team if you would like to arrange an online talk or a site visit.


"Young visitors are always fascinated to find out how life in Bristol three centuries ago contrasts with their own experience." Education Volunteer