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The Edwardian era (1901-1910) was followed by the Geogrian period, which lasted until 1936 and saw The Great War, where much of Europe fell into conflict. The result plunged the country into a deep economic depression, with many regions suffering high unemployment, especially in the north and in Wales, where the decline of the coal industry, left many communities destitute. The depression was interrupted by another World War which lasted until 1945. Politics has played a central role in our country for many hundreds of years, but from the middle part of the twentieth century, government policies were especially apparent, as the country sought to recover from the terrible war. This period saw the decline in Britain's power over its colonies, the creation of national organisations such as the Health Service, and the creation of a European Common Market, which became the European Union.

The study topics for the twentieth century are wide ranging, perhaps due to changes in lifestyle and technology that took place. If the Industrial Revolution was a big leap forward, the Technological Revolution with its rapid pace of change has been equally profound. The two World Wars dominate the early part of the twentieth century, but art, industry, media, exploration, transport and politics all offer great ways to study this period of history.

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Titanic



It was a breathtaking giant of a ship, the largest man-made object ever built and thought by thousands to be ‘unsinkable’. So why, and how, did the Titanic sink? One Day's drama workshop focuses on the people and events of this fateful voyage.

One Day is a forward-thinking creative education company, connecting children and learning with creativity and imagination. Using your drama skills, and with the help of a One Day facilitator, your KS1 & KS2 pupils will set sail on a thought-provoking journey into the history of the RMS Titanic. Why, and how, did it sink? And what are the stories of the people trapped on board? Let's find out what happened in the North Atlantic Ocean that fateful night in 1912....

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World War Two Workshops
World War Two Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

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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...

WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

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History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, SEN

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This Drama Hut workshop takes us back to 1914 where we meet mother of 5, Edith Johnson, as she leads us through WWI and how it changed ordinary lives, forever. Explore changes in recruitment, recreate the trenches, learn an iconic song and much more!

WW2 and Activities on Jersey
WW2 and Activities on Jersey

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Watersports

COVID-19 OFFER
So close to home, Jersey is often overlooked as a school trip destination. Ideal for a 3, 4 or 5 day visit the island offers a wide range of learning opportunities and activities that can be enjoyed by students of all ages.

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.




The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE

COVID-19 OFFER
Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 with our dance workshops for schools from £1.73 per pupil. Explore various dances from the past decades or from countries within the Commonwealth.

Topic Takeover Days
Topic Takeover Days

History, Tudors, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Design Technology, PSHE

A Topic Takeover day lets learners be immersed in history with an amazing and engaging day of role play, costumed characters, interactive activities and team games backed by the knowledge and expertise of the National Emergency Services Museum team.

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shepton Mallet Prison is a World Class tourism experience that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart
Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

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History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Explorers, Performing Arts

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic ocean, as she shares her passion for adventure! Discover other famous explorers in history and find out what it takes to make a great explorer!


Brave Britain at War
Brave Britain at War

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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Your Country Needs You - Join up & fight - Let Nurse Vera show you how you can help. But is her husband safe? or take part in a WWII workshop. The pupils will experience life during the Second World War: Be evacuated, learn about rationing.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

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History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Sylvia, (the daughter of WSPU founder Emmeline Pankhurst) as she leads the children to explore the Suffragette movement, how it was formed and the gruelling fight to secure equal rights and the vote for women!

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Education, SEN

We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

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History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, SEN

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This Drama Hut workshop takes you back to 1944 to meet ‘Polly’, following the D Day Landings. Experience what it might have been like to be an evacuee during World War II. Pack your suitcase and get ready to leave your hometown for the country!


Columbus and Armstrong
Columbus and Armstrong

History, Medieval, Tudors, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals

Exploring the life and times of these two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, your pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men.

Decades Dance Workshops
Decades Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Decades dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.73 per pupil. These workshops focus on the 20th Century dance styles, and they work very well if your school are celebrating an anniversary.

Feeding the Nation, online WW2 workshop
Feeding the Nation, online WW2 workshop

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History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Who were the Land Girls and just how important was their role in the Women's Land Army during World War 2? Come with us as we find out how women challenged stereotypes during WW2 and worked to feed our nation.

Leighton Hall
Leighton Hall

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, Food, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Leighton has 2 indoor packages, 4 outdoor learning programmes and 2 seasonal specials. Survival Skills, Wildlife Habitats, Food for Thought, Amazing Pollinators, Upstairs / Downstairs, Houses & Homes, Victorian Christmas and Autumn Natural Art.


Radio Active
Radio Active

English, History, Egyptians, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Music, PSHE, Careers

Radio provides a fun, exciting and engaging medium to develop communication skills, build confidence and learn in a creative and different way. Our courses help pupils develop storytelling skills while working collaboratively with others.

History Workshops
History Workshops

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History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Black History, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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!

World War One trenches at CEMA
World War One trenches at CEMA

Archaeology, History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, SEN

A low cost day trip to the Western Front without the travel – acknowledged First World l expert Andy Robertshaw and his team provide a comprehensive overview of trench life covering all school curriculum subjects – facilities for coaches/toilets

World War 2!
World War 2!

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History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Our World Wars workshops cover the whole 20th Century but especially WW1 and WW2. Covering everything from Home Guard Training & Home front jobs to Air Raid precautions and Frontline action, our World Wars days put your young people in the action!


African Dance Workshops
African Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.73 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year.

Magical Toy Museum
Magical Toy Museum

History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts

Your children will become toy experts as they enter the museum and bring toys from the past 100 years to life using their bodies and voices, before inventing their own original toy.

Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum
Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum

History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History

A trip to our museum brings history to life, engaging and immersing your learners in some amazing stories, experiences and people from the past - all within the walls of our historic home, a Victorian police, fire and ambulance station.

Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips

Citizenship, English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Sports Centre, Careers, SEN

We specialise in creative educational group travel, creating & managing engaging school trips covering the whole curriculum in partnership with museums and attractions across the UK, packaged with all your travel necessities.


Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shrewsbury Prison is the World’s most interactive prison, that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum
Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum

Citizenship, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Design Technology, PSHE

A trip to the National Emergency Services Museum brings learning alive like nowhere else, delivering engaging workshops, costumed characters and original hands-on objects, all within the walls of a historic police, fire and ambulance station.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!

1960s Workshop & Wow Day
1960s Workshop & Wow Day

History, Twentieth Century

Dan Tastic Education brings The 1960s to life with incredible 1960s Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by our historical items, props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators


Titanic
Titanic

History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts

It was a breathtaking giant of a ship, the largest man-made object ever built and thought by thousands to be ‘unsinkable’. So why, and how, did the Titanic sink? One Day's drama workshop focuses on the people and events of this fateful voyage.

Black History KS2
Black History KS2

History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Black History, Performing Arts

Together, let's dive into the lives of three of history's most influential Black History figures: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. One Day Creative uses drama and discussion to bring this important topic to life in your school.

National Galleries of Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland

History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century

Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion.

Eden Project
Eden Project

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art

Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities.


Scottish Maritime Museum
Scottish Maritime Museum

Geography, Human Geography, History, Twentieth Century

The Scottish Maritime Museum contains exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. The sites have a collection of vessels that represent 150 years history.

Wimpole Hall
Wimpole Hall

Science, History, Geography, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Biology

First built in 1643, Wimpole Hall has developed into the largest country house in Cambridgeshire. While Wimpole's garden provides almost a case-book history of English Gardening from 1690 to 1830.

Parliament
Parliament

Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century

A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster.

Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre

Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century

From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community.


Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

Science, History, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Chemistry

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho

At-Bristol
At-Bristol

Maths, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing

At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum

National Coal Museum Wales
National Coal Museum Wales

Science, History, Twentieth Century, Chemistry

Big Pit explores all aspects of mining, from strikes to disasters, from women in mining communities to the children forced to work underground in the nineteenth century.

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament

Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century

At the Scottish Parliament we can offer a great selection of programmes for schools including workshops on Citizenship, Art & Design, History and much more!


Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century, Physics

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin

National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff

Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art, Physics

You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum.

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