History School Workshops and Outreach Programmes

Bring historical school trip to your classroom

Curriculum linked school history workshops are available for a wide range of topics and historical periods. The cost of a school trip is not insignificant. As schools tighten their belts and parents are more reluctant to sign those all important permission slips, venues are adapting to give you the opportunity to host a workshop visit from them. Outreach workshops benefit schools and children who cannot afford the time or expense of a traditional school trip, by developing ways for you to bring their knowledge and expertise into your classroom.

Lasting anywhere from an hour to a full day, skillful education teams can deliver exciting and engaging history workshops. A few of our favourites include constructing a round house in the playground, and Skype a viking! The benefits associated with school workshop visits include not having to arrange and pay for transport, the children not having to bring along a packed lunch, and no need for risk assessments! You could even team up with another nearby school to reduce the cost further.

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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.

The Drama Hut's workshops offer an opportunity for children to truly experience a subject. Our experienced actors take the children on a journey of discovery enhancing any work being covered in schools in a creative and physical way. All our team are professional actors, trained by us to help facilitate learning through performance. They all have experience working with children of all ages and share a common passion of 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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The history themed workshops below are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..




Black History month
Black History month

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, Dance, Music, Art

Celebrate Black History Month this October with an African drumming workshop and African mask painting and dance workshops.

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

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

by Historic Workshops. Want a Victorian Day that is fun, yet also gives the children an idea what lessons (and teachers) were like in Victorian times? A teacher straight from Victorian Britain is here to show your children Victorian discipline!

Great British Summer workshops
Great British Summer workshops

All UK Regions History, Dance, Music, Physical Education

Enjoy the Great British Summer with our choice of nostalgic workshops designed to get your children active outdoors. Choose from The Greatest Show - circus skills workshop or Maypole dance workshop and revisit your youth!

Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London

All UK Regions History, Tudors, Performing Arts

A fire that burned across London - can you even imagine a fire that big?! What would it have been like to fight to save your family, you animals and your home? Let's find out how the Great Fire started and who was involved!




Stone Age
Stone Age

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

Who are we and where do we come from? Our workshop leaders are trained bush-craft experts, and have a detailed understanding of ancient technology and how is still used by some societies around the world today...

Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico with PrimeVR! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

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

by Historic Workshops. Roman Workshop is highly-engaging and hands-on. We have delivered the workshop across the country to dozens of schools with incredible feedback. Our reputation really does speak for itself!

Vikings and Saxons
Vikings and Saxons

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire History, Saxons, Vikings

We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Viking & Saxon workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic team of “performing historians” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.


World War 1
World War 1

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.

Victorian Christmas Workshop
Victorian Christmas Workshop

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, North, Yorkshire History, Victorian, SEN

It is Christmas! Fire up the festive spirit with this wonderful Victorian workshop, perfect for inspiring your pupils to find the true beginnings of Christmas. With our pop-up theatre, exciting storytelling and wonderful Christmas cheer. Book NOW

WW2 Workshop
WW2 Workshop

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

by Historic Workshops. This is our trademark workshop! Schools have absolutely raved about it since having their first one, and now, many schools re-book every single year. We have a HUGE range of WW2 artefacts that the children can investigate...

Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Tudors, SEN

With PrimeVR, climb on board Henry VIII's famous warship, The Mary Rose! This workshop is a great way of bringing the Tudors to life and will be a fantastic writing stimulus for your class. Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Women of World War Two
Women of World War Two

All UK Regions Citizenship, History, worldwar

An authentic insight into the role of women during WWI

Roman Workshops
Roman Workshops

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

This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire.

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt

All UK Regions History, Egyptians, Performing Arts

Ever heard of Howard Carter? He needs your help! See if you can help him solve the curse of King Tutankhamen! We'll have to head back a few thousand years to find out as much as we can about Ancient Egyptians and what they did with their mummies!

Mayan Civilisations
Mayan Civilisations

East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Citizenship, History, Ancient Civilisations, Performing Arts

An exciting drama day, exploring the Mayan Civilisations. Children will learn about Mayan inventions, Mayan games, the Mayan currency and how they bought and sold, the Mayan diet and how this was dictated by farm land and conditions.


Rosa Parks-A Time for Change
Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

All UK Regions, London & South East, North History, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, SEN

At the Drama Hut, we believe that schools should have affordable access to drama in order to support learning. The Drama Hut was created in order to provide an on-site service that teachers could access, to help bring the curriculum to life.

The Super Stone Age
The Super Stone Age

All UK Regions History, Prehistory, SEN

One of our professional actors will arrive at your school with our fully interactive Super Stone Age Workshop. From the moment it starts with Professor Trimbold digging for bones to hunting a woolly mammoth, the pupils will be inspired.

Saxon Workshop
Saxon Workshop

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

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop
Ancient Egypt VR Workshop

All UK Regions English, History, Egyptians, SEN

Take your class on a Virtual Reality trip with PrimeVR to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and even inside an Egyptian tomb...all from the comfort of your own classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.


Stone Age Activities and VR Day
Stone Age Activities and VR Day

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

Discover Prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age) in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR. Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Lost Vikings Escape Rooms
Lost Vikings Escape Rooms

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Archaeology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Physical Education, Art

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!

Virtual Reality Day
Virtual Reality Day

All UK Regions English, Geography, Science, History, SEN

Bring all of your KS2 topics to life with a PrimeVR Day! Using VR headsets, we can deliver up to six workshops in a day all tailored to each year group's current topic. Bring the school trip to you! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

All UK Regions History, Victorian

Alone in the night the Lady with the Lamp walks the halls of the hospital checking on the sick and wounded. Florence Nightingale is a fascinating character - so let's explore her many accomplishments and efforts that saved the lives of so many.


Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

London & South East, North History, Tudors, Monarchs

Meet Margery Horsman, a Maid of Honor in the royal household of King Henry VIII. Being in service throughout Henry’s reign, she is an expert in court etiquette and certainly has a tale or two to tell!

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

London & South East, North History, Egyptians, SEN

With the help of the Goddess Isis, unravel the secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll and discover how a Pharaoh would journey to the afterlife.

Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day
Tudor & Stuart Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Tudors

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Tudor Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our engaging & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

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

All UK Regions 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.


Outreach
Outreach

London & South East History, Prehistory

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provides a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

Arty-Fact Theatre
Arty-Fact Theatre

All UK Regions English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting School for 20 years, delivering high quality theatre at affordable prices. We offer an amazing opportunity for your pupils to see live theatre and to interact with professional actors. Available all year round

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

All UK Regions History, Romans, Performing Arts

We already know LOADS about the Romans - fantastical myths, powerful gods, ferocious gladiators and epic wars. But did you know they were amazing engineers? You can still spot Roman influences in Britain today - let's explore what they might be!

Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Rome Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Romans

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Roman Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!


Allnatt School Camps
Allnatt School Camps

All UK Regions History, Physical Education, Prehistory

We will provide you with your very own tented village in your school grounds. No camp is complete without your very own flag, which we provide for you to decorate. Choose form 3 programmes CAMP CRAFT, TEAM CAMP or STONE AGE CAMP

Egyptian Workshops
Egyptian Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Maths, History, Egyptians, SEN

Designed to stimulate imaginations and excite children and teachers alike, these workshops focus on simple ideas to great effect. Using numbers, counting, shapes and space pupil’s work together to build simple modular forms.

Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day
Ancient Greece Workshop & Wow Day

All UK Regions History, Greeks

Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Ancient Greece Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Vikings, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Authentically dressed Anglo Saxon specialists bring early England to life with replica artefacts, and inventive activities designed to educate, inspire and stimulate. A whole term's learning in a day!


Stone Age Workshops
Stone Age Workshops

All UK Regions History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, SEN

Our Sticks and Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and pass around the tools and clothes of the past. Touch, taste and smell the StoneAge

World War Two
World War Two

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.

Feeding the Nation
Feeding the Nation

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.

Dinosaur visit
Dinosaur visit

All UK Regions History, Prehistory

Our realistic T-Rex, Sophie, would love to meet your children! Sophie brings the wow factor to learning about prehistoric life. She is a 6ft animatronic costume with a realistic roar! Make your children's day with this awe-inspiring experience.


Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons

All UK Regions History, Saxons, Performing Arts

Sutton who? Sutton Hoo of course! Get ready to dive into the world of the Anglo Saxons. Where did they arrive from? When did they get here? Who were their Gods? One Day Creative answers all your questions through drama and role-play.

WW2 Workshops
WW2 Workshops

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

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.

Anglo-Saxon Workshop
Anglo-Saxon Workshop

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

by Historic Workshops. We have a class set of child-sized, wooden, round shields and wooden spears for the children to learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking battle formations and tactics. As well as that, the children will get to handle 'real' weapons!

The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms
The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, Art, PSHE

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!


Stone-Age Workshop
Stone-Age Workshop

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

by Historic Workshops. Ever wondered where modern humans came from? How Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals survived? Want some handy tips on creating your own hunting gear? All of this and more can be explored with our stunning Stone-Age sessions!

The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms
The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, Geography, History, Egyptians, Art, SEN

Sometimes, taking your pupils on a school trip just isn't do-able. We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK prim

Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Citizenship, Maths, Science, Physics, History, Vikings, Design Technology, Performing Arts, PSHE

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Saxon Roundhouse workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a 12m long Viking Longship and enact the journey through the icebergs of the arctic.

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

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, Yorkshire English, History, Medieval, Twentieth Century

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.


Viking Workshop
Viking Workshop

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

By Historic Workshops. Want your children to experience the battle formations and tactics of the Vikings? Do you want them to handle authentic, replica weapons and equipment? Then look no further! Historic Workshops will deliver!

Outback 2 Basics
Outback 2 Basics

All UK Regions Fieldstudies, History, Prehistory, Bushcraft

A fantastic way to get children immersed in the Stone Age. Workshops are Interactive & hands on. An opportunity to get up-close and personal with our ancient ancestors. Smell and feel the Stone Age. We even have a real mammoth tooth to pass around!

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computing, PSHE, SEN

Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative.

All Hail Macbeth
All Hail Macbeth

All UK Regions English, History, Performing Arts, SEN

All Hail Macbeth. THEATRE WORKSHOP'S stunning & inspiring interactive workshop. From the moment you meet the Witches on the heath to the demise of Macbeth, the pupils are gripped with the plot and immersed in the characters, all played by themselves.


Tudor Workshop
Tudor Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire English, History, Tudors

We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Tudor workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic “performing historian” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject.

Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age
Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

All UK Regions History, Prehistory, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the prehistoric world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Roman Workshop
Roman Workshop

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

At The Past Presents...WE GO BIG! Historical Workshops with the biggest, most well-thought out resources, sessions & experiences available in the UK. You'll wonder why you ever took trips out when you see the value we bring into your classroom!

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

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


Titanic
Titanic

All UK Regions 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?

African Dance Workshops
African Dance Workshops

London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

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.

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales Maths, History, Ancient Civilisations, Design Technology, SEN

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks.

Decades Dance Workshops
Decades Dance Workshops

London & South East, North, Yorkshire Citizenship, History, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN

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.

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The history themed workshops above are just a sample of what we have available for schools. Choose your historical topic below to view our full range of workshops..

School History Workshops

Getting school children to really understand and get enthusiastic about events and periods in history can be difficult, especially at Key Stage 1 and 2. Trips to visit museums or stately homes can really help, but not all schools can afford the time or expence, especially if they do not have anything suitable close to the school. Outreach workshops really come into their own by bringing history into the classroom in an engagine and inspiring way.




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