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Key Stage 2 History requires pupils to be taught about the achievements of early civilizations like the Ancient Egyptians, the Shang dynasty of China of the Maya of South America. As well as the Ancient Greeks, and a non-European society such as the Islamic civilisation or the Benin of West Africa.

The topic chosen should help children to understand different aspects of life during the relevant period of time – how the people lived, what they ate, how the structured their societies. They will also learn how these early civilisations made progress in areas like mathematics, medicine, trade and culture.

From African dance workshops to support Black History month, to Virtual Reality adventures where your class can visit Maya sites like Chichen-Itza. The trips and school workshops below specialise in Ancient Civilisation experiences for school groups. Click through for more information or use the short purple enquiry form if you need any help with more ideas for your group.

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Maya Workshops

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apple icon Subjects: History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts, SEN


During this Drama Hut workshop we meet 'Sally Spade', a history and archeologist enthusiast, who has been asked to write an article about The Maya Civilisation. Help her to uncover who they were, how they lived and explore what their beliefs were.

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Ancient Civilisations school trips and workshops

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Aztec, Inca & Mayan Workshop & Wow Day

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Aztec, Inca & Mayan Workshop & Wow Day

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Aztec, Inca & Mayan Workshop & Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Workshop Facilitators


Chocolate Tasting Workshop

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Chocolate Tasting Workshop

A chocolate workshop with a difference. Delivered by an International Chocolate Judge, a Cocoa Encounters workshop balances the excitement of eating chocolate with the science, history, geography and design technology behind its taste.

Mayan Music

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Mayan Music

An exciting musical journey into the Maya civilization. With (slit)drums, shakers and flutes the children recreate the music of the Ancient Maya. They learn about Mayan society, the role of music and the instruments the Maya used.

Maya Workshops

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Maya Workshops

During this Drama Hut workshop we meet 'Sally Spade', a history and archeologist enthusiast, who has been asked to write an article about The Maya Civilisation. Help her to uncover who they were, how they lived and explore what their beliefs were.

The Maya VR Workshop

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The Maya VR Workshop

Take your class to the ancient city of Chichen-Itza with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR!


China VR Workshop

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China VR Workshop

Take your class on a guided tour across China with PrimeVR! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Bring the school trip to you!

Early Islamic Civilisation

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Early Islamic Civilisation

Embark on a drama-filled journey to ancient Mesopotamia, where some of the world's earliest civilisations began. Together with a One Day facilitator, use drama to discover what lies inside the city walls of this historic metropolis.

Ancient Maya

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Ancient Maya

Ever heard of the Ancient Maya? They're a fascinating lot, and so are the magnificent gods that reigned over them! One Day Creative uses drama, imagination and storytelling to help your pupils explore life as part of this ancient civilisation.

Kingdom of Benin

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Kingdom of Benin

From 900 to 1897AD, Benin in West Africa prospered. In this interactive school workshop your KS2 pupils will delve deep into this unique kingdom, using drama to explore the Edo people's rituals and way of life.


Shang Dynasty

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Shang Dynasty

Get ready for a drama-filled journey to the banks of the Yellow River, where the powerful Shang Dynasty used to dwell. With a One Day facilitator, your pupils will discover this impressive civilisation, its warriors, customs and religious beliefs.

Ancient Sumer

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Ancient Sumer

A fun and creative workshop exploring The Ancient Sumer through drama!

special offerOxenwood Outdoor Education Centre

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Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre

Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre is a not-for-profit centre providing affordable, quality day and residential trips for schools based in the open countryside. Enjoy exclusive single occupancy tailored to your needs. We can't wait to meet you

special offerCosford Exhibition-Cold War

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Cosford Exhibition-Cold War

The Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. The Cold War was given its name after World War II because of the relationship that developed primarily between the USSR and USA. It dominated international affairs


special offerLondon & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

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London & Ipswich-Secret War to Cold War

Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. London and Ipswich are filled with history and visits that bring studies to life. A time of spies, propaganda, espionage, mistrust and bluff.

History VR Day

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History VR Day

Bring all of your KS2 history topics to life with PrimeVR! We can cover the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Vikings, Ancient Maya, World Wars and the Stone Age. Travel back in time and bring the school trip to you!

Chocolate Collective

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Chocolate Collective

Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation

Indus Valley

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Indus Valley

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring the Indus Valley! Children will learn about the history of the Indus Valley, exploring their civilisation and how this relates to their lives today.


Virtual Reality Day

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Virtual Reality Day

Bring all of your topics to life with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Using VR headsets, we can deliver up to six workshops in a day all tailored to each year group's current topic. Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR!

Early Islamic Civilisations

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Early Islamic Civilisations

An exciting drama day, exploring Early Islamic Civilisations. Children will learn about the ancient city of Baghdad, the House of Wisdom and the key buildings, people and customs of the time through creativity that supports historical enquiry.

Ancient Greeks

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Ancient Greeks

So much fun they won't even realise they're learning! Ancient Greek interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the world of the Ancient Greeks to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

World of Ancient Egypt Workshop - Byd yr Hen Aifft

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World of Ancient Egypt Workshop - Byd yr Hen Aifft

Bring the history of Ancient Egypt to life through fun activities, interesting discussions on Mummification, Pyramids, Pharaohs and much more! Look and hold items from Egypt itself, try on Pharaoh crowns, and dress up!


CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM

Themed Storytelling

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Themed Storytelling

In the year that the IoE found reading for pleasure to have "a powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," our European Lifelong Learning study saw learners score 26% better in a standardised test. Bring these results to your school!

The Aztecs

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The Aztecs

Transport back in time to the amazing ancient Aztec civilisation and discover the fascinating culture, learn about their rituals and bring their stories to life with a creative in school drama workshop!

The Greeks VR Workshop

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The Greeks VR Workshop

Learn all about the Ancient Greeks with a PrimeVR workshop. Fly to Athens to see the famous Acropolis and Parthenon and even travel back in time to learn all about Greek mythology and life in the Aegean Sea. Enquire now with PrimeVR!


Life in Ancient Greece Day

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Life in Ancient Greece Day

Set your children in Ancient Greece during the Battle of Marathon. As they work in the marketplace – making pottery, mosaics and more – the battle rages nearby. What news will Pheidippides bring?

Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece – what an empire! Birthplace to some of the greatest philosophers, doctors, writers and athletes the world has ever seen. One Day's drama workshop explores the myths, legends and significant figures of Ancient Greece.

Ancient Egyptian Workshop

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Ancient Egyptian Workshop

Will your class enjoy a hands on day filled with activities? Do you want to learn more about what values the Egyptians held dear? Are you excited to understand the importance of leisure for the elite? Send an enquiry email today to learn more!

Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

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Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

Would you like your students to explore Ancient Greece in a completely new way? Then let's take it outside and learn about Ancient Greece through one of their most important and influential cultures... theatre!


History Workshops

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History Workshops

The Drama Hut specialise in bringing on-site and online workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school!

Life in Ancient Egypt Day

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Life in Ancient Egypt Day

The Pharaoh wants to build a new city -- and he needs your children to help! Explore Egyptian culture and achievements while taking part in hands-on activities such as mummification and tomb painting.

Travelling through History with Minecraft

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Travelling through History with Minecraft

We will be delving into the virtual world of Minecraft to bring out an experience that the student would love and learn in. The workshop can be adapted to fit the needs of the topics your organisation is studying.

The Ancient Greeks

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The Ancient Greeks

An action-packed day of drama focusing on the Ancient Greeks. Children will learn about Greek myths, Greek Gods and the lives of the ancient Greek people exploring the different City States, the Olympics and more!


The Shang Dynasty

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The Shang Dynasty

Bring the Shang Dynasty to life for your pupils through an engaging and participatory drama workshop where pupils explore the rich history of the time through role play, performance and creativity.

Ancient Egyptians

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Ancient Egyptians

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring Ancient Egyptians! Children will learn about the history of the Egyptians, exploring their civilisation and how this relates to their lives today.

Mayan Temple

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Mayan Temple

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks.

The Olympics

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The Olympics

Travel back in time and explore the fascinating history of the Olympic Games! Embark on an epic journey through ancient Greece to modern day France with an Altru drama workshop!


The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

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The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

Step back in time to Ancient Athens, where the Persian Ambassador of King Darius has demanded the submission of the city. The Athenians are experimenting with democracy and have a deep mistrust of tyrants. Explore how the Greeks resist the Persians.

Olympic Games 2024

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Olympic Games 2024

Book your school's Summer celebration for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris! Take your pick from a drama-filled journey to this year's host country, France, or discover the History of the Olympics. around the History of the Olympics, or

Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

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Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.

Mayan Civilisations

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Mayan Civilisations

An exciting drama day, exploring the Mayan Civilisations. Children will learn about Mayan inventions, Mayan games, the Mayan currency and how they bought and sold, the Mayan diet and how this was dictated by farm land and conditions.


Dan Tastic History

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Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic Education brings History to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of artefacts, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

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