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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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Brave Britain at War



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.

Brave Britain at War Workshop, is well, inspired & thought provoking. World War I Workshop - Meet Vera. It has the pupils gripped from the moment they meet Vera our Edwardian Lady. She describes how her husband enlisted in 1914, but where is he now? She joins the Nursing ranks to find him and save other soldiers. A true story, but will she find him? World War II Workshop Watch your pupils board the train to take them away from the bombs of London. But where will they stay and with who? Meet the lady from the Ministry who will evacuate your pupils. Watch them board the train with their one suitcase. What should they pack in the suitcase? Also in the Workshop they learn about rationing & how they could help the war effort. All done in the comfort & security of your...

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London & South East
English, Science, 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....

London Tour - Adaptable Travel

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


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 ...

Theatre Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland
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. ...

VR Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


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...

Suffragettes Workshop
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All UK Regions
Citizenship, History, worldwar


An authentic insight into the role of women during WWI...

Women of World War Two

Yorkshire
Science, 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. ...

York

Wales
History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


Explore the warzone in Wales during World War II with Life in Wartime. This interactive workshop brings visitors the experience of the Welsh Home Font. Discover the reality of life as a Bevin Boy on the site of the former Elliot Colliery by exploring our historic winding engine. Using original and r...

Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life

All UK Regions
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


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...

Brave Britain at War

All UK Regions
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
Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar


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. ...

Portals To The Past
★★★★★

North
Citizenship, English, History, worldwar, Music, PSHE, SEN


On our tour of the galleries, we look at World War 2 and its impact on Britain and its economy as well as understand America's role in the war. We look at the genre of Jazz and Skiffle and how its development within British culture was directly related to the war. ...

The History of British Music

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century


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... ...

World War Two Workshops

South West
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....

Pendennis Castle

East Midlands
English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


House tour - Our expert guides will take your learners on a journey full of stories about the people and the objects that have shaped Chatsworth's 500-year history. Pupils will learn about key elements of the house, from ancient artefacts to modern art, and compare and contrast what they see to thei...

Chatsworth
WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops
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East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


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...

WW2 Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East
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


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! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

London & South East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art


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. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
History, worldwar


by Historic Workshops. WW1 Workshop is an incredible workshop that has highly-engaging activities that children have raved about months after! Drill practice, trench warfare and artefact handling are just a few of the amazing sessions on offer! ...

WW1 Workshop

North
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours
WW1 Workshop
WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


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...

WW1 Workshop
★★★★★

WW1 VR Workshop
WW1 VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, worldwar, SEN


PrimeVR can bring your history topic to life by transporting your class into some reconstructed WW1 trenches! Using virtual reality headsets, we'll introduce your pupils to the conditions inside the trenches, as well as the different weapons used by the British Army and the uniforms they wore. ...

WW1 VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
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? ...

WW2

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
History, worldwar


The day always starts with the sounding of real air raid siren from WW2! You won't find many other workshop providers with one of these...as, well, they are worth over £400! This is far better than a simple sound recording as you can imagine and the impact is usually felt by other year groups as th...

WW2 Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar, Significant Individuals


“I trust that England will not forget one who nursed her sick, who sought out her wounded to aid and succour them, and who performed the last offices for some of her illustrious dead.” Sir William H. Russell. During this workshop our actor will take on the role of Mary Seacole, to both remember...

Mary Seacole-Black History Month

London & South East
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,


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. ...

The Island Classroom

All UK Regions
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. ...

World War 1

London & South East
Science, History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, SEN


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

Ufton Court

East Midlands, Midlands, North, Yorkshire
History, worldwar


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. ...

Feeding the Nation

Stonehenge
Stonehenge
★★★★★

South West
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....

Stonehenge
★★★★★

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

All UK Regions
History, worldwar, Performing Arts


Imagine coming into school one morning yo be told you are to be evacuated to the countryside ... This is WW2 coming from the home front. One Day Creative explore life during World War 2 using drama and role play. ...

World War Two

London & South East
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...

Dover Castle

Northern Ireland
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. ...

Belfast

All UK Regions
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 ...

Immersive Experiences

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
★★★★★

South West
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...

Historical Trips

North
English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations


York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics. ...

York's Chocolate Story

London & South East
Science, Chemistry, History, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN


Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history, The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture for FREE. ...

The Salters Company


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