Telephone: 01692 535613
Mobile: 07717 482823
Black Knight can provide a number of characters in your school, from a Norman Knight in 1066, a plague victim of the Black Death, through to a King in the Wars of the Roses.
Children meet our character in role- either to the entire school for a 'special guest' to assembly, or ready for a 9.30 a.m. start.
The children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the period being studied, with music, dance, art, heraldry and daily life compared and contrasted with today.
We have probably the largest collection of authentically replicated objects from the time for handling and examination/wearing.
These include clothes, pottery, cooperage, glass, tapestry, banners, arms and armour, cookery implements, food and drink, religious objects, and activities such as: making butter, striking a coin, grinding corn, weaving/spinning, firelighting with flint & steel, and writing with quill and ink.
Black Knight Historical was founded in 2003 by Ian Pycroft, a lifelong historical enthusiast, who was determined to bring history to life in a high quality, professional manner to schools, castles and other heritage sites across the country.
His own personal journey of discovery and delivery now covers 10,000 years of our history, from Flint-knapping to Focke-Wulfs, Neolithic to Nelson, Tutunkhamun to Tirpitz.
We have built a dedicated team of professional historical interpreters able to deliver almost any topic /subject you may require.
• Curriculum based and/or off topic as required
• Interactive, hand on, discovery, experience
• Risk Assessments
• Enhanced CRB
• Full PLI & Employers Liability for staff to £10million
• Huge collection of handling objects covering over 10,000 years of our history
• Real child-size clothes for try-on & wear.
• Licensed via Norfolk Constabulary for black powder weapons
We have NATIONWIDE COVERAGE to enable us to deliver our school workshops across the country, where-ever your school is located. From Suffolk to Anglesey, Isle of Wight to Scotland, we make history happen!
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