World War Two Workshops

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Bringing history lessons to life

We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring history workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic team of “performing historians” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.

Hands-on, educational workshops

Drawing upon an unrivalled pool of talented historians, archaeologists and reenactors, we typically visit more than 1,700 UK schools a year to deliver hands-on, educational workshops that leave kids (and teachers) buzzing.

Why choose Portals to the Past?

We are not just “teachers that get dressed up”. Our multi-talented re-enactors are specialists in their field; true historians with a genuine passion for the past. The Portals team takes great delight in sharing their knowledge and their enjoyment of history with a whole new generation of history buffs.

As seen on film and TV...

Our Time Travellers are very much in demand for their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject. They regularly take part in historical re-enactments, and have appeared in many films, historical documentaries and on the BBC’s “Horrible Histories”.

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Why book Portals To The Past's World War Two Workshops workshop for your school?

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A captivating workshop that vividly brings World War II to life...

Pupils will participate in a range of educational activities, and have the chance to explore genuine WWII artifacts and try on real period clothing. They will discover the true meaning of community spirit and gain a memorable insight into what life was like for people in Britain during World War II, particularly children.

Morning activities

The day begins with a lively introduction to the period, followed by:

World War II quiz
Home guard drill
Discussion with genuine World War II artefacts

Afternoon activities

The afternoon begins with a talk about civilian occupations, followed by:

Air Raid Precaution training (watch out for the air raid siren – everyone to the shelters!)
What was in an evacuee’s suitcase?
How fun could still be had in the war, with dancing and a sing-along
Clothing rationing and utility clothing

The day will close with the all clear siren.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Portals history workshops are designed to cater for up to 100 children, all day, working around your timetable.

Anything else?

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Please note, if your school is located in a town or city we will require secure off-road parking for the duration of our visit to your school.

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