Romans and Britons
School Workshops - Viking School Visits
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.
Why are Viking School Visits a great choice for bringing fun workshops into your school?
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 the Roman Empire.
Our Roman workshops cover the period from the first attempted invasion of Britain in 55BC to the end of Roman Britain in 410AD. From the first battles between the Romans and the Iron Age Britons (Celts) to the integration into the Empire and to the collapse of Rome and the so-called Dark Ages, the children will learn about the story from both sides. From Julius Caesar to Boudicca, from baths and amphitheatres to citizenship and Saxon invasions, our Roman and Celt workshops bring the whole Roman era to life.
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.
What activities are available during group visits?
Our workshops are designed to give a good overall view of the Romans and Celts, 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 a combined look at the Roman invasion and the Ancient Britons who were ruled by them.
Topics covered could include:
Meet a Roman legionary and a Celtic Queen
Investigate weapons and armour, and take part in a battle
Daily life and how you might live as a Celt or Roman
Hands-on sessions with authentic replica artefacts
Mosaics and art
Engineering: Aqueducts, running water and under-floor heating
Gods and mythology
Towns and cities, place names and roads
Latin: Language and the alphabet
Invasion, conquest and settlement
Dress like a Roman or Briton
Archaeology and history – what’s the evidence?
Roman architecture: Public baths and communal toilets!
Citizenship and the Empire
The Roman and Celtic legacy: what’s left?
We can also include any specific topic focus or questions that you are working on, just let us know!
What size groups do you cater for?
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.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
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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