Earley Days costumed workshops are all about making history fun and exciting for children, whilst also teaching them about major historical events in an interactive and memorable way. Each hands-on workshop includes plenty of class participation, as children re-enact stories, dress-up in hand made costumes, look at replica artefacts and take part in craft activities and games. Each individual KS2 workshop lasts 90 minutes and can be booked individually or a selection chosen to create a whole day of activities.
Invaders and Settlers
Invaders and Settlers - Look at how England changed with the arrival of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
Invaders and Settlers Carousel of Activities - Children will take part in a carousel of themed activities, including dressing up, handing artefacts and craft activities.
The Mystery of the Missing Taxes – A look at the lives of ordinary people after the Norman invasion. Find out about life in the fictional village of Tazingham and help solve a mystery. A fun interactive session where children get to dress up and take part in the action.
Knight School - Find out about the lives of these medieval warriors.
The Mystery of the Missing Chalice - Find out about the lives of ordinary people at the end of The Hundred Years War through solving a mystery set in the fictional village of Tazingham.
The War of the Roses - Find out about the two warring families and how Henry Tudor put an end to the fighting. Look at evidence and draw your own conclusion as to who murdered the princes in the Tower.
The Tudors - Find out about the escapades of England’s most notorious royal family, from Henry VII to
Tudor Carousel of Activities - Students take part in a selections of activities including dressing up, games and looking at 16th century medicine and housing.
The mystery of the Missing Necklace - Look at the lives of ordinary people during the 16th century by meeting the residents of the fictional village of Tazingham and discovering which one is the thief.
Tudor Artefact Handing Session - Look at and handle a large selection of replica artefacts. Students are encouraged to consider the materials used, the purpose of the object and who the owner might be.
The mystery of the Suspicious Stranger - Find out about how the people of the fictional village of Tazingham were affected by the civil war and uncover the identity of the stranger. Fun and interactive. Children dress up and take part in the action.
Catholics and Protestants - Find out about how religious differences affected the lives of the people of England - including The Gunpowder Plot and Settlers in the Americas.
The English Civil War - Find out how England was plunged into civil war and consequently changed forever.
Plague and Fire in London - Find out about London’s battle against plague and fire.
The Golden Age of Piracy - Find out about the hardships in 18th century England and why some men ( and women) chose a life of piracy instead. Look at the lives of some of the 18th century’s most notorious pirates.
The mystery of the Highwayman - Find out about the lives of the ordinary people in the fictional village of Tazingham during the 18th century. Help uncover the identity of the highwayman who is terrorizing the village. Fun and interactive. Pupils dress up and take part in the action.
A Victorian Christmas - Find out about Christmas traditions for both the rich and poor and make a Victorian style gift to take home.
The Mystery of the Missing Compass - Find out about how the changes in England have affected the lives of the people through meeting the residents of the fictional village of Tazingham and discovering which villager is the pick pocket. Fun and interactive. Pupils dress up and take part in the action.
Children and Toys - Find out about the changing lives of children during the 19th century and look at the sort of toys that would have been available.
Victorian Carousel of Activities - Take part in a selection of activities, including dressing up, artefact handling and toy making.
The Crimean War - Look at life during this famous war. Find out about the Charge of the Light Brigade and the women who changed the face of nursing, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
World War II
The Mystery of the Spy in Tazingham - Find out about how war is affecting the people of the fictional village of Tazingham and uncover the identity of the traitor. Fun and interactive. Pupils dress up and take part in the action.
Life on the Home Front - Find out about how the people of England were affected by the war and the hardships and changes this brought.
Clothing Through History
A look at clothing from the 1st- 19th century. All costumes are handmade using authentic patterns and fabrics. Children will get a real idea of what it felt like to wear the clothing of the period, how they were worn and how this would have impacted on their daily lives.
- Costumed Historical Workshops
- Authentic costumes & replica artefacts
- Qualified Primary Teacher
- Role Play and craft sessions
- Cross curricular support
- CRB Check
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