Online workshops

Our online workshops are a fantastic way to bring your history topic to life with a virtual visitor from the past. Differentiated for KS1 or KS2, our live and interactive 60 minute online workshops are led by Emma, a qualified teacher, who will appear as a historical character ready to challenge your class with historical problem-solving, role-play and storytelling!

Anglo-Saxons: Tales and Treasures

Birds, serpents, horses - why did the Anglo-Saxons decorate their treasures with these images and what did it mean? 

Meet our Anglian woman, living in 7th century Mercia. As well as talking to your class about everyday life, including food, games and clothing, she'll share some amazing artefacts and together, you'll explore the significance of the imagery on Anglo-Saxon treasures.

World War 2: 

Feeding the Nation

Just how important was the role of the Women's Land Army during World War 2? Come and spend a day in the life of a Land Girl to experience how they helped to feed our nation.

Meet our Land Girl, a member of the Women's Land Army, working hard to win the Battle of Supplies. She can talk to your class about how she was recruited, her training and life on the rural Home Front, and what it is like to work in what had been a man's role. She'll share fascinating artefacts from the time and answer your questions about the WLA and the Home Front.

Vikings: Pirates or Pioneers?

Marauding pirates or international traders? Come and explore the crafts and incredible trade-routes of the Vikings.  

Meet our Danish woman, living in 9th century Mercia. She’ll talk to your class about her role as a trader's wife and how the Vikings used different materials to create a wide range of crafts. Through a range of artefacts, you can explore the craftsmanship of the Vikings and how important trading was for their society.

Schools have found our online workshops a great way to bring their topics to life during Covid-19 restrictions.

Here's some of our latest feedback:

“Thanks so much for this morning’s workshop. The children absolutely loved it... incorporating this into our theme day was even better than a school trip. The children were so engaged and learnt loads. A fabulous job and it far exceeded our expectations!”

Year 4 teacher, Warwick

“Thank you, the children really believed you were from 1940!”

Year 5 teacher, Herefordshire

"We really enjoyed the session and certainly learnt lots! I have been teaching this topic for years now and found out all sorts that I didn't know before! You really brought it to life and related it to their own lives!"

Year 6 teacher, Lancashire

It was fantastic the kids have learnt so much and the activities were perfect to break up the information. I would definitely recommend to others and would use your company again!

Year 4 teacher, Staffordshire

Acknowledgements

Archive photos of the Women's Land Army used with kind permission from Cherish Watton, historian. 

www.womenslandarmy.co.uk

Logo and artwork by Happy Day Design Ltd.

www.happydaydesign.com

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