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At KS2, teachers are asked to give children the opportunity to study events after 1066, and one of the options suggested is a significant turning point in British history. Events during WWI or WWII are popular, with lots of information available and plenty of scope for students to demonstrate their comprehension of the topic. You may decide to look at the key events that triggered the start of the First World War. What life was like for men, women and animals that served on the battlefields. How the war ended and the legacy of The Great War.

At KS3, one of the history topics within the curriculum that children are required to study is the Challenges faced by Britain and Europe since 1901. Examples given for the topic include both the First and Second World Wars, the leadership of people like British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and the events that led to the peace treaties that followed both major conflicts.

We work with a number of education providers who specialise in this period of history and who can bring to life the subject of the two world wars in a way that will engage your students and allow them to develop a better understanding of the topics you are studying in the classroom.

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Suffragettes Workshop



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

All our team are trained both in facilitation and performance. They have experience working with children of all ages and share a common passion for learning through drama. All facilitators are DBS checked and implement The Drama Hut CPP (Child Protection Policy). All we require prior to our visit is a clear space to work in and a member of staff to observe or join in the experience. ...

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Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

WW2
WW2

History, worldwar

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WORLD WAR II INTRODUCTION - Let us teach you about how the war began and how everyone was affected by it. WORLD WAR II SHELTERS* - Learn about the different types of shelters and how people took cover during bomb raids. Decide for yourself using our comprehension on which is the best

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.

World War 1
World War 1

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, worldwar, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Art

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This workshop looks at the way WW1 not only impacted on the life of the British people and the Home Front but also the life of a British and German soldier in the trenches. A back ground to why and how it started and how it ended. There are various activities during the day that keep the children en




Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Maths, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, worldwar

During WW2, Dover Castle became a top secret HQ. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels, stand on the spot where Operation Dynamo was planned and use the handling box of artefacts and activities to help you learn more about WWI and the role of the WWI Fire Command Post at Dover Castle. Enhance your le

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.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Tudors, worldwar

The landscape around Stonehenge was used by the military during the First and Second World Wars. Find out more in the ‘Stonehenge through Time’ activity resource. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this resource when making your booking.

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.


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.

World War2 Virtual
World War2 Virtual

History, worldwar

Fabulous online education workshops on the subject of WW2.

World War 2!
World War 2!

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century

COVID-19 OFFER
Session 1 – Air Raid Antics: In the role of Air-Raid Wardens, students complete a round robin of activities that highlight the effects of air raids on everyday life in Britain. Session 2 – Home Guard Heroes: This very active session trains young people as the heroes of ‘Dads Army’ we

We come to you activities
We come to you activities

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, History, Prehistory, Vikings, Medieval, worldwar, Physical Education

Evacuee day - You will be guided through this period of history by our billeting officer and find out what life was like for children during this time, we bring along our portable Anderson Centre so children can experience what it might have been like during this time.


Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

Maths, Science, Physics, History, worldwar, Design Technology

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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

Gweithdy Ail Rhyfel Byd/WWII Workshop
Gweithdy Ail Rhyfel Byd/WWII Workshop

History, Celts, Medieval, worldwar

Our online workshop shows many different items through the war, from inside an Evacuees suitcase, to items a Warden had in his office. We also do activities like how to keep safe during a Blitz! Our discussions range from the different shelters that were used during a Blitz, how rationing worked, wh

Gweithdy Hanes Cymru (Wales History Workshop)
Gweithdy Hanes Cymru (Wales History Workshop)

History, Celts, Medieval, worldwar

Gweithdy Rhyfel Byd Cymru/World War Wales Workshop is a thrilling workshop that brings WWII history to life in your school! Learn from our range of themes, from the Blitz to evacuees! We use real items from the era, dress up, hands on activities, pictures and even sounds from the war to teach about

World War 1
World War 1

History, worldwar, SEN

World War One interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate. Costumed experts bring the Great War world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.


Belfast
Belfast

History, worldwar, SEN

Belfast is a city bursting with a unique history and Irish culture. It seamlessly blends modern architecture with its breath-taking heritage sites. Take your students to explore the home of the RMS Titanic and the uniquely, vibrant Belfast.

Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

Geography, Human Geography, History, Tudors, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.

WW2
WW2

History, worldwar, SEN

Experience life in World War Two, including learning about Operation Pied Piper and learning key skills from 'Make-Do-Men'. Re-enact The Air Raid (Blitzkrieg) - what will you do when the air raid siren sounds?

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, Bushcraft, SEN

At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East.


Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Your class will be transported back in time to 1940, discovering what life was like as an evacuee. During your visit your class will learn all about the history of WW2, who took part, why we joined and what happened. The children will handle artefacts from the time and be taken inside an Anderson sh

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.

WW2 School Escape Rooms
WW2 School Escape Rooms

History, worldwar

If you are looking to engage your pupils whilst learning about WW2 then School Escape Rooms is for you. Our unique learning style allows pupils to take part in an escape room, using our escape boxes. The 12 challenges are based on the perspective of a child during WW2.

Brave Britain at War
Brave Britain at War

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Our experienced actor will arrive at your school with a pop-up theatre Experience. The pupils will get the chance to meet an Officer from the Ministry, who tells them about evacuation & gives them the load down on rationing. They also meet a Land Girl who works on a farm and she chats about make


Radio Active
Radio Active

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

Radio played a huge part in delivering the news of key moments during the twentieth century. Pupils will write, produce and deliver their own radio broadcast about a key moment from history, such as the outbreak of World War II. Pupils will gain an understanding of how people listening to their br

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

Science, History, SEN, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN

Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD

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.

Mary Seacole-Black History Month
Mary Seacole-Black History Month

History, worldwar, Significant Individuals, Black History

COVID-19 OFFER
During this workshop our actor will take on the role of Mary Seacole, to both remember and explore her life and work. By creating pictures, the children will briefly explore the Victorian era, then through improvisation, travel to the Crimea and Mary's Hotel for the wounded. With the use of role pl


Historical Trips
Historical Trips

History, Prehistory, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Biology

WW2 Blitz An immersive session looking at the Second World War in a sensitive way. Handle real objects from the time, dress as an ARP Warden and imagine what life would have been like for an evacuee. Note: this session normally includes a simulated air raid drill visiting the cellar of the museu

The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way.

London Tour  - Adaptable Travel
London Tour - Adaptable Travel

English, History, worldwar, SEN

Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip.

Feeding the Nation
Feeding the Nation

History, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Ever wondered how we produced food during WW2 whilst the men were away fighting? Join a Land Girl for the day as we explore the vital role that the Women's Land Army played in feeding the nation and everyday life on the rural home front.


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!

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.

WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this workshop, our professional actor will take on the role of Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 in 1914. The children will discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever. Together they will explore the reasons young men and woman were so keen to join up and support their co

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
The Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The date is 1912 and today, Sylvia Pankhurst is due to speak at a Rally where she is delighted to see so many supporters there to hear her! During this workshop our actor wi


World War 2
World War 2

Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, worldwar, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
This workshop looks at the way WW2 impacted on the life of the British people and the Home Front. A back ground to why and how it started and how it ended. There are various activities during the day that keep the children engaged which will enhance their learning. The workshop encourages the child

Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre
Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, worldwar, Religious Education, Art, Farm

Your class will be transported back in time to 1940, discovering what life was like as an evacuee. During your visit your class will learn all about the history of WW2, who took part, why we joined and what happened. The children will handle artefacts from the time and be taken inside an Anderson sh

York
York

History, Religious Education, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, SEN

York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum.

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.


Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, worldwar, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Bushcraft

Your class will be transported back in time to 1940, discovering what life was like as an evacuee. During your visit your class will learn all about the history of WW2, who took part, why we joined and what happened. The children will handle artefacts from the time and be taken inside an Anderson sh

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...

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Travel back in time with our professional actor, ‘Polly’ to 1944, just after the D Day Landings and 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, but unexpectedly end up in London in the midd


Railway Museum
Railway Museum

Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Visit our free exhibition in Great Hall all about First World War ambulance trains. Ambulance trains carried millions of sick and injured soldiers to safety throughout the 1914–1918 conflict. Uncover this untold story as you move through our historic railway carriage and immerise yourself in t

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.

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