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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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Hands on History Online



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

Active & Physical These sessions are almost entirely active with young people taking part in the historical activity by learning the skill and then doing it. Role Play & Drama These sessions are fully immersive by having the young people act out set pieces, become historical figures and role play alongside the ‘in-character’ instructors Compare & Contrast The backbone of these sessions in young people using information and role play to examine differences and similarities both between historical cultures and our modern world. Creativity & Problem Solving These sessions are characterised by the instructors setting the scene and providing props, equipment and resources for young people to explore their own problem-solving and creativity. The outcome is fluid every timd ...

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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.

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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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

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.

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.




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

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

Enigma Machine
Enigma Machine

Citizenship, English, Maths, History, worldwar, PSHE

In the Enigma Machine escape room the students are tasked with helping Alan Turing decode a series of puzzles that will lead them to save a fleet of merchant vessels bringing much needed supplies from America to the UK. The escape room draws on both the Home and Away front during WW2, exploring rati

Brave Britain at War
Brave Britain at War

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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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


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.

World War 2
World War 2

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

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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

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

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,

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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.


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.

WW1 workshop
WW1 workshop

Citizenship, History, worldwar

Bring life in the Great War to life by welcoming Private Crabtree into your school. Our WWI soldier demonstrates some replica kit and describes getting the call-up, life in the trenches with the rats, and teaches the children some songs.

WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop

History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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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

Online History Workshops
Online History Workshops

History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century

When war broke out in 1939, few realised the destruction the conflict would inflict on the people of Britain. They became caught up in their own warzone: the Home Front. Our Life in Wartime workshop uncovers the unique experience of total war in Wales: from the devastating and disturbing to the ho


World War2 Virtual
World War2 Virtual

History, worldwar

Fabulous online education workshops on the subject of WW2.

World War VR
World War VR

English, History, worldwar, Performing Arts

Travelling back in time to World War I or II in VR gives students a different perspective on the horrors of war and allows them to empathise with the topic more than ever before.

Naturesbase
Naturesbase

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

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Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1940 so important? After a brief introduction on life in WWII and where it fits in the chronology of human history we will experience key skills during the WWII including hurdle making, 'Dig for Victory' in the veg garden, 'Make-Do-Mend', learning how to pl

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.


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

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
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?

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


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

Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands
Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing

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.

World War 1
World War 1

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke VR Workshop

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing

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.


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.

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.

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.

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!


Women of World War Two
Women of World War Two

Citizenship, History, worldwar

An authentic insight into the role of women during WWI

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

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.

Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

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

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


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.

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

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


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

WW2
WW2

History, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
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

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