Our Workshops are designed to be adaptable to most age groups.
School History Workshops
by " The Time Traveller "
Code Breakers of World War II
Lieutenant-Colonel Smythe and Leading WRN Sharpley will put you through your paces to see if you have what it takes to be a code breaker during World War II. Learn the history of code making and breaking and try out some codes and other forms of communication for yourself. KS2 & 3 History and Maths .
World War 2 Evacuees and the Media
What was it like being an Evacuee during the Second World War, and how would you have got the news about how the War was going ? Experience the Air Raid Drill and see newsreels. Compare these with what children in Germany were seeing and actually handle and use original WW2 objects ! Listen to the hits of the day on a real Gramophone ! Can be tailored for most Year Groups. Object handling and participation.
One Small Step - The Story of the Space Race
On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first Human to set foot on the Moon. It was the culmination of a Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the most intense time of the Cold War. We'll follow his story, and that of the other Astronauts who travelled beyond our world during the greatest period of Space Travel so far.........
The First Casualty of War is Truth
PROPAGANDA in WW2. A unique workshop which looks at how the general public were ' informed ' about the War, comparing the British and German slants on the same subjects. Students will also get the chance to see and handle original media equipment, including Still and Cine Cameras of the period and see original publications. Steve is recognised as an authority on the subject and highly regarded in the WW2 Re-enactment Community for his Authenticity and realism. A fascinating workshop for KS2 and KS3 and GCSE History + Art and Media related topics.
This Workshop looks at life in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, and with the help of mainly original artefacts we take a journey spanning almost a quarter of a million years looking at how people evolved and what effect technological and spiritual advances had on their everyday lives. We look at the changes in the climate caused by the Ice ages, and how they adapted to the environmental changes they encountered.
This workshop provides ample opportunity for Object Handling, using ORIGINAL Stone Age, Iron Age and Roman Artefacts, plus participation and role play.