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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 Mayans 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 Mayan 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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The Mystery on Mount Olympus



Someone has stolen Zeus’s thunderbolt and he is in a terrible rage. We must investigate the Ancient Greek gods and godesses to work out who the culprit is. Once we can solve the mystery and bring back the thunderbolt, peace can be restored on Mount

Our pop-up escape rooms are exactly that. They pop-up in the school hall and offer a 360-degree immersive experience. Combining theatrics with learning in a new, portable way. Our teams' experience of working in schools, both as teachers and running drama/dance workshops gives us an excellent insight into how to create the most beneficial experience for your school. As a teacher we know that times are busy, especially catching up after so much missed school earlier this year. Our experiences aim to give teachers an opportunity to see students in action, demonstrating knowledge. We offer a service, for no extra charge, where each group is recorded whilst taking part in the escape room. This footage is then transferred securely to you to use in any way you like; for assessment and...

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History Dance Workshops
History Dance Workshops

Ancient Civilisations:

COVID-19 OFFER
History dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. Explore various dances from historical periods and bring the subject to life with outside of the classroom learning.

The Mystery on Mount Olympus
The Mystery on Mount Olympus

Ancient Civilisations:

Someone has stolen Zeus’s thunderbolt and he is in a terrible rage. We must investigate the Ancient Greek gods and godesses to work out who the culprit is. Once we can solve the mystery and bring back the thunderbolt, peace can be restored on Mount

History Workshops
History Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut brings 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.

 Ancient China
Ancient China

Ancient Civilisations: The Shang Dynasty Ancient China

Learn about the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China by visiting our outstanding collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes. You'll discover rituals, religion and traditions by investigating the bronzes and be inspired to create your own vessel out of clay.




Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

Ancient Civilisations:

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy

Aboriginal
Aboriginal

Ancient Civilisations:

Immerse yourselves in the culture of Aboriginal Australia - virtually!

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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.

Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

COVID-19 OFFER
Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico with PrimeVR! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Maya Workshops
Maya Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut helps to bring topic to life with energetic, fast paced workshops, led by professional actors. Explore all about the Maya civilisation, including religious beliefs and even take part in a human sacrifice....if your teacher is willing!

Maya Activities and VR Day
Maya Activities and VR Day

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

COVID-19 OFFER
Discover the Maya in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR (optional) Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke VR Workshop

Ancient Civilisations:

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.

Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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


Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

Ancient Civilisations:

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

Early Islamic Civilisations
Early Islamic Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations: Islamic Civilisation

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.

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

Ancient Civilisations:

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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.

 Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Civilisations:

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 Civilisations
Mayan Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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.

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