We offer an exciting, full day of content for up to three classes all in line with key 2014 National Curriculum objectives.
A rich Athenian lady and a proud Spartan tutor will work with your children, helping them decide which city they would like to live in. We focus on everyday life in Ancient Greece, and how Greek ideas have influenced the western world in areas like medicine , science, language, democracy, drama and much more!
We use lots of hands-on activities, artefacts, games, costumes to bring their learning to life. The workshop is engaging, active and highly visual and is designed to be as inclusive as possible for every child in your class.
“We (staff and children) absolutely loved the day! You fit it all in so well around our school timetable, were so knowledgeable, and the children were enthralled throughout. A great range of activities, with a breadth of topics covered, all in line with our curriculum.”
Springwell Park Primary, Bootle
The full day workshop covers ALL the following sessions:
• Whole class Artefact handling to discover more about famous Athenian landmarks.
• Consulting the Oracle, children play a game to find out what lies ahead.
• What’s the big deal with Democracy?
• Greek Hoplites – armour, shield and weapons.
• Spartan childhood – it’s tough!
• Play the authentic Greek board game of Ajax and Achilles.
• Got a problem? Ask the genius Archimedes.
• Hippocrates and Medicine.
• Craft Activity – children make and keep a clay souvenir of the day.
• Greek Theatre – all children perform a traditional play with costume, wigs, music and song!
• Ancient Greek dancing with live music.
“The entire experience has been a pleasure and you have inspired us to want to learn more. You are the best workshop we have had.”
Flowery Field Primary, Hyde.
Makers of History are based near Manchester, and work in schools across the North West and West Yorkshire. We are qualified historians and full time professional workshop providers. We have enhanced DBS and Public Liability Insurance.
‘Glorious Ancient Greeks’ can also be offered as a half day workshop for one class or two classes in parallel. Our workshops are reasonably priced and easy to book.
We can offer advice on costume and food for Ancient Greek Days, if all the children and staff want to dress up for the day.
We are invited back to many schools year after year to help their classes learn all about the Ancient Greek world. Why not visit our website and read many more reviews of this workshop and find out why!
Please contact us with the name of your school, postcode and number of children and we’ll be very happy give you more information on content, cost and availability.
What teachers say about Makers of History Workshops
Lostock Gralam CE P.S., Cheshire – “You delivered an absolute wealth of knowledge in a fun, varied and child-friendly way. It was impressive just how much was packed into the day! Definite value for money. I learned loads.”
Furness Vale P.S., High Peak – “Fast-paced – no time for the children to get bored. Inclusive, excellent relationship with children. Covered EVERYTHING! Well organized, didn’t need to provide anything. Brilliant props. A very enjoyable day!”St Francis CE P.S., Blackburn – “The children clearly loved the day and the smiles on their faces just prove that. The whole thing was impressively structured, from start to finish. Organising it has been a breeze with quick and efficient communication throughout from yourselves, and extremely professional. The children felt at ease with you right away. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you in the strongest terms to other interested parties
Corrie P.S., Denton – “I was blown away by the Ancient Greek day. You were recommended but you exceeded my expectations. A lot of the history objectives were covered, all activities were pitched perfectly and enjoyable, your rapport with the children was spot on and the children were thoroughly engaged.”
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