Living History Workshops - Hands-on History Workshops for Primary Schools
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History workshops for Primary Schools
Complementing the new History Curriculum 2014
 
We believe that history workshops should be fun, with less talk & more do! 
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History Workshops for Schools

 
What went on during the Stone Age in Britain?  How did man
survive and develop to become the culture that confronted the Romans in AD 43?  Our Stone Age to Iron Age workshop investigates the Hunters & Gatherers of pre-historic Britain, and follows their development through the Bronze Age technology and into the Iron Age. We bring costumes for everyone and lots of hands-on activities.
 
The Romans
Our Roman Workshop kicks off with a re-enactment of Julius Caesar's landing on British shores, and then considers the Roman impact on Britain after AD43.  Slave Markets, Latin Lessons, Original Artefacts, Roman Banquets and the Roman Pantomime all feature in this highly interactive workshop.  Tunics and Stola are provided for everyone!

 After your little warriors have been dressed, tattooed and trained in the art of taken art of Raiding & Invading, they settle down to experience life in an Anglo Saxon village.  Our Anglo Saxon workshop looks at the settlement of Britain and includes a Dark Age Feast, Traditional Tales, a souvenir to make and keep and a punch-up with the Normans in 1066.
 
The Vikings
300 years later than the Saxons but just as fierce (and perhaps more hairy!) our Viking workshop features costumes and tattoos for all, Battle Drills, Raiding & Invading, Dark Age Crafts, Original Artefacts and a fierce struggle for supremacy with the Saxons. This highly interactive workshop finishes with a bout of Feasting, Drinking & Storytelling. 
 
Set in the ancient Athenian Agora around two-and-a-half thousand-years ago, our Ancient Greeks workshop investigates what we have learnt from the Greeks, and how this ancient civilization affects our culture today.  Featuring Philosophy & Democracy, the Parthenon & the Elgin Marbles,  Spartan Boot Camp, the Olympic Games and our noisy-but-popular Battle of Marathon.  We bring costumes for all!
 
From the desert tribes of five thousand years ago to the death of Cleopatra just before Jesus was born, the Ancient Egyptians developed a culture that lasted around 3000 years.  The Ancient Egyptians workshop looks at some of the things that make them so intriguing to us today.  Includes Mummification, Original Artefacts, Tomb Raiding, Belly Dancing, Ancient Crafts and a pewter cartouche to make and keep.  Costumes and Egyptian Eyes for all!
 
 
 
  • Catering for around 60 children at a time - all day! 
  • We bring enough costumes for every child to dress up - all day!
  • Souvenir artefacts to make and keep. 
  • Drama, costume, food, music, storytelling, interaction and most importantly...FUN!
  • REAL artefacts to touch and examine.
  • All of our workshops can be adapted to suit specific topic areas, and we always link to local history where possible.
 
 
 
'Very hands on.  Very age appropriate.  Great variety of activities...Best workshop we've had!'
A Stanley, Northolmes Junior School
 
'Amazing!  So much more interactive for the children than looking at artefacts in a museum.'
J Blake, Staplecross MCP School.
 
'We all thought it was fantastic! Children were engaged the 
whole day.  Children who wouldn't normally participate 
took part and enjoyed it thoroughly!'
K Willett, St Andrew's CE Primary School
 
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