Living History Workshops - Hands-on History Workshops for Schools
About the Workshops
Based on the Romney Marsh in Kent, Living History Workshops evolved out of a keen interest in all things historical, and the desire to share this knowledge with others.

We understand that certain aspects of history can be tricky to teach, especially those eras where there are no primary sources and very few artefacts. Our approach to this is a completely 'hands-on' and interactive day, packed with drama, role-play, costume, story-telling, making and doing, and FUN!
For some children, primary school will be the only time in their lives that they are taught about the Romans, Greeks and the Dark Ages..... with that in mind, we try our very best to make sure that they enjoy it!
Thank you for looking,  Corrine.
These workshops were developed in the following way:
  • Teachers, Classroom Assistants and Head Teachers were interviewed to determine the most effective approach to running workshops within schools, and to establish which areas of the curriculum it would be most beneficial to cover.
  • The Key Stage 1 & 2 History National Curriculum was studied to ensure that the correct areas were targeted.
  • A series of 'trials' was held within schools to test the design, running order and practicality of the workshops.
  • Feedback was gathered from participating teachers and pupils, and the workshops were then adjusted where necessary. The workshops offered on this website are the result of these trials: our 'Testimonials' page has comments from people that took part in the trials, as well as from people who have taken part in other  'Living History Workhops' events.
Corrine Crawford
Local & Ancient History

Tim Shephard
Classical History

Michela Fairgrieve
Workshop Leader

Amanda Baker
History, Musician

  Linsey Kemp
Actor, Workshop Leader
If you would like to speak to a member of the team please call 07985 165801