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The Silk Road  – PSIL (a 6 session short course – £45)

When spices were more precious than diamonds, trade across Asia in the Middle Ages didn’t just bring food, but also ideas, mathematics and philosophies.  We explore why the Silk Road was so important,  as we investigate the different goods that were traded, including silk, teas, salt, sugar, porcelain, spices and cotton.

Subjects: history, business, economics, philosophy, design and inventions


Each short course includes: weekly online, video tutorials; a wide range of opportunities to be inspired and be creative (projects, quizzes and activities with personal feedback); weekly learning documents plus extra support materials and resources; direct access to a passionate, knowledgeable tutor; easy access via the online Canvas learning platform (and Zoom)

Our courses for 9-11 year olds are available to enrol in year-round, with both an “Online, Live” format as well as an “Online,Flexible Timing/Recorded” format, subject to availability.


~ Currently available for enrolment: Online, Flexible Timing/Recorded format – available to enrol and start at any time
~ Currently available for enrolment:
Online, Live format – stay tuned for 2023 days/times

If you would like to enrol your child, please use this simple little form below …