Viking School Visits have been providing high quality interactive history workshops since 2012. Due to high demand we are now offering a wider range of workshops from Prehistoric to World War II.
Experienced, professional historical interpreters will come to your school, bringing a wide range of replica artefacts and engage your children with activities to stimulate quality creative work for the rest of the topic.
We work to the highest standards of authenticity and constantly update our knowledge of the latest research into the period. Then we take that knowledge and disseminate it in inventive and child-friendly ways so that historical concepts are clearly understood by your class. We also understand how important it is to encourage enquiry skills with plenty of question time for the children to dig deeper into their own learning.
DBS checked staff and insured to £10M PLI, we also have a central point of contact and dedicated admin staff. A simple, clear booking system and thorough pre-visit organisation allows the day to go without a hitch!
Experienced with all ages and abilities, we can also cater for SEND settings and Home School groups.
Our workshops are run by professional costumed specialists with years of experience in school settings. We don't "stand at the front and talk", we expect the children (and teachers!) to get involved and really feel what it was like to live in Prehistoric times.
Our prehistory workshops cover the birth of humanity right up to the Roman conquest of Britain. From cavemen to kingdoms, explore the origins of human civilisation. Learn how ancient people went from hunting and gathering to farming and crafting. These are the ages that brought agriculture and animal husbandry and took us from cave paintings, flint tools and pottery, to the beginnings of art and literature, cities and empires.
We bring authentically made replica artefacts into school and our costumed workshop leaders will give you a day full of fun activities and hands-on experiences.
Our workshops are designed to give a good overall view of the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages, inspiring children with practical activities and hands-on exploration. We can give you a great starting point, a boost in the middle of the topic or a fantastic end and round up of the period.
These workshops can be run individually, specialising in a particular age, or as an overall look at prehistoric early humanity in Britain before the Roman occupation.
Topics covered could include:
Timelines and chronology
Hunting and gathering food, learning to herd and farm
Hands on exploring tools and materials e.g. animal furs, antler, bone and horn
Bronze and iron working
Gods and mythology
Weapons and warfare
Tribes and society
Migration, travel and trade
Art and jewellery
How to make a house
Daily life, clothing and household objects
We can also include any specific topic focus or questions that you are working on, just let us know!
From small SEN and home-school groups to week-long whole-school history festivals, we can tailor activities to all ages and stages of learning.
Yes, we have a wide range of practical hands-on activities and games that are suitable for SEN children. We will also work with you to plan the day and take into account any special considerations so that all children can access the day to their full ability.
We work at all key-stages from pre-school to university and everything in between. We can even organise INSET activities to help you prepare for the topic, or provide team-building days for your staff.
Contact us now for more information and a no-obligation, all-in quotation with no hidden costs.
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