M&S Making a Mark - Flora Solomon

Teachers' notes

Aim of the resource

This resource is part of the M&S 'Making a Mark' suite, about individuals or initiatives that have made a significant impact within M&S in some way. The aim is to show how the actions of one person or group of people can cause changes that affect the lives of ordinary people.  It can be used for teaching the subjects and topics shown in the Curriculum Links listed below.  


The discussion and activity ideas pages suggest ways in which the material in this resource can be used with different subjects, as prompts for classroom or homework activities.

It can also be used to generate ideas and inspire students to make changes in their own community, and to think about issues that matter to them, and how to communicate this. 

Curriculum Links 

  • KS2 PSHE/Citizenship - knowledge and understanding; developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities; preparing to play an active role as citizens; 
  • KS2 History - knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past; contributions of notable people
  • KS3 History, Citizenship and Business Studies - enterprise learning, economics
  • KS3 PSHE - community development 
  • KS2/3 Art & Design, ICT - saving documents, textiles, design
  • Post 16 Business Studies - People in organisations

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the history of M&S
  • To find out what life was like in the past
  • To think about what makes a situation fair or unfair
  • To think about how to make positive changes in your community
  • To be able to use archive documents (such as the marriage letter) to understand life in the 1930s

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