Makers of History

Elizabethan England is an exciting but dangerous place – if you want to stay healthy, get educated, and move up in Tudor society you are going to need some help!

A rich, finely dressed Tudor lady, Alice and her loyal steward Jack will spend the day with your class and help them learn how life was really lived in 16th century England. How do you survive plague and illness? How do you enjoy yourself while managing to keep your head on your shoulders? What must you never, ever say about the Queen – and much more!

With authentic costume and numerous artefacts Makers of History workshops involve the class in role-play, hands-on activities, games and drama to fully immerse children in Tudor ways, for the ordinary folk as well as life at Court.

“What a wonderful day, the children were fully engaged, had lots of fun and learnt lots of new things. Thanks for your energy.”
Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School

“The workshops were, as always, absolutely brilliant and informative and children loved how interactive they were. You added a truly enriching experience to our history day.”
Glebe Academy

We offer a fast-paced, colourful day of content including,

  • Medicine and Cosmetics
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Tudor Schoolroom
  • Tudor Banquet
  • Masque Ball (dancing with live Tudor music)
  • Mumming Skills
  • Tudor Craft Activity
  • Play: Francis Drake the Explorer! (Performed by the class) 

Further details of workshop content can be found on our website

Makers of History was founded to provide high quality Living History workshops for primary schools that cover National Curriculum targets in an exciting, memorable way that involves every child in the class.

As two qualified historians and heritage educators you can be confident of our expertise. We are well-known and appreciated by hundreds of schools from across the North West for our Living History work at museums, historic houses, local authority heritage events and open days.

What teachers say about Makers of History workshops:

“ Thanks so much for the workshop – the children loved it! Can we please rebook for next year?”
Newchurch County Primary

“Children were captivated from the start and there was a lovely mix of input and hands-on too. This has really added to our topic in a very memorable way”
Alderley Edge Community Primary

Makers of History are based near Greater Manchester but are happy to travel to schools in Northern England, North Wales and the Midlands.

We can work with one class or two classes in parallel on the same day. We can teach three classes in parallel with an additional living history interpreter. We can also provide lots of detailed ideas for costume and food for your class on their Tudor Day.

With no expensive coach to pay for, we provide excellent value for money.

We have enhanced CRBs and Public Liability Insurance.

Visit our website for more details of everything we offer, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information or want to make a booking.


Additional Information

The area/s in which this provider is available are:North West

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