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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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Decades Dance Workshops



Decades dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. These workshops focus on the 20th Century dance styles, and they work very well if your school are celebrating an anniversary.

Our Decades dance workshops will take your pupils on a history tour through music and dance styles. You can include various decades or focus on any decade of your choice, for example, 1920's - The Charleston or 1960's - The Twist and Mashed Potatoes. These workshops are becoming popular when a school is celebrating an anniversary or studying a particular decade. Some schools have dressed up for these workshops, and that adds to the day. Our workshops give all pupils the chance to develop and shine away from the classroom. If you are a one form entry school, we can cover the whole school in a full day, that's £ per pupil!...

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Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive

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

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.

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 £1.43 per pupil. These workshops focus on the 20th Century dance styles, and they work very well if your school are celebrating an anniversary.

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.




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

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.

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

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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!


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.

Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford

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

RAF Museum Cosford tells the story of man's successes and failures in flying and missile development from the early days of aviation through two world wars to the present day.

WW2 and Activities on Jersey
WW2 and Activities on Jersey

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Watersports

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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.

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.


Drayton Manor Zoo
Drayton Manor Zoo

English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN

Creating Fantastic Educational Memories. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school.

Titanic
Titanic

History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts

It was the largest man-made object ever to move, deemed by the owners and designers to be 'unsinkable'. So why and how did the Titanic sink? And what are the stories of the people trapped on board?

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.

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.


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.

WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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Meet Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 and travel with her to London 1914 and discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever.

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

English, History, Medieval, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

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


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

Day Visits
Day Visits

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

Unlike other historic houses, Leighton has 2 indoor packages and 4 outdoor learning programmes. Choose from Survival Skills, Wildlife Habitats, Food for Thought and Amazing Pollinators. Inside lessons include Upstairs/ Downstairs and Houses & Homes.

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 £1.43 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year.

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.


History Workshops
History Workshops

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 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.

World War 2!
World War 2!

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!

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!

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.


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.

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.

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.

Brave Britain at War
Brave Britain at War

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


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.

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

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o

Black History Month/Long Walk to Freedom
Black History Month/Long Walk to Freedom

History, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

Together we will dive in the lives and influences of some of history's most inspiring heroes - Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Black History Month is a time to recognise past struggles, and celebrate incredible achievement.


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.

World War Two Workshops
World War Two Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
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...

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted.

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