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Living Histo​ry Workshops​​

*Energetic   *Fun   *Engaging *Creative

  Ancient History Workshops for Schools

​Now taking bookings for January 2021 onwards.  

We have adjusted our workshops to ensure we operate within recommended DfE guidelines.  To receive a copy of our Covid-19 risk assessment please contact us.


"Abs​olutely fantastic workshop!  Children were engaged from the outset.  Great activities throughout the day.  Highly reccommended.  10/10!"  

Mrs Burrha, Rosherville CEP Academy


 " Fantastic! They kept all our children busy and engaged with hands-on and practical activities - just perfect for our 7 and 8 year olds. Great for team-building and logical thinking. Highly recommended."

L Whittaker, Loose Primary School 


"Brilliant organisation! Wonderful that children have somememorabillia to take home."

C Burridge, Great Doddington Primary School 


'Amazing! So much more interactive for the children

than looking at artefacts in a museum.'

J Blake, Staplecross MCP School.


What?  Why?  How?  Where?  When?

Minimal talk - lots of action!    Interactive 'hands-on' activities.

Click HERE to find out more.

Stone Age Workshop for schools KS1 KS2

What went on during the Stone Age in Britain? How did humans surive and develop to become the culture that confronted the Romans in AD43?We investigate the Hunters and Gatherers of Pre-historic Britain, and follow their development through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age.  

The Romans (KS1 & KS2)

Our Roman Workshop kicks off with a re-enactment of Julius Caesar's landing on British shores, and then considers the Roman impact on Britain after AD43. Slave Markets, Latin Lessons, Original Artefacts, Gladiators, Marching and the Roman Pantomime all feature in this highly interactive workshop.

Up to 90 children -Tunics and Stola are provided for everyone!

Roman workshop for primary schools ks1 & ks2
Viking women make amulets during their School Viking Workshop KS1 & 2

Anglo Saxons (KS1 & KS2)

After your little warriors have been dressed, tattooed and trained in the art of Raiding & Invading, they settle down to experience life in an Anglo Saxon village. Our Anglo Saxon workshop looks at the settlement of Britain and includes Battle Training, Traditional Crafts, Myths, a souvenir to make and keep and a punch-up with the Normans in 1066!  Up to 90 children - Dark Age outfits for all.

300 years later than the Saxons but just as fierce (and perhaps more hairy!) our Viking workshop features costumes and tattoos for all, Battle Drills, Raiding & Invading, Dark Age Crafts, Original Artefacts and a fierce struggle for supremacy with the Saxons.  Up to 90 children - Dark Age outfits for all.

Anglo Saxon workshop for schools Raiders & Settlers topic
Ancient Greeks Workshop for primary schools Greek Theatre

The Ancient Greeks (KS1 & KS2)

Set in the ancient Athenian Agora around two-and-a-half thousand-years ago, our Ancient Greeks workshop investigates what we have learnt from the Greeks, and how this ancient civilization affects our culture today. Featuring Philosophy & Democracy, the Parthenon & the Elgin Marbles, Spartan Boot Camp, the Olympic Games and our noisy-but-popular Battle of Marathon. We bring costumes for all!

The Ancient Egyptians KS1 & KS2 

From the desert tribes of five thousand years ago to the death of Cleopatra just before Jesus was born, the Ancient Egyptians developed a culture that lasted around 3000 years. The Ancient Egyptians workshop looks at some of the things that make them so intriguing to us today. Includes Mummification, Original Artefacts, Tomb Raiding, Belly Dancing, Ancient Crafts and a pewter cartouche to make and keep. Costumes and Egyptian Eyes for all!

Ancient Egyptian workshp for schools KS1 & KS2
Ancient Greek Theatre workshop for primary schools ks1 & ks2

Greek Theatre Workshop 

Whole School, Small groups, Inset Days, 

Team Building.  Based on real plays from Aristophanes & Homer, this is an excellent workshop for enabling groups to work together.

Featuring a Grand Finale which celebrates the Festival of Dionysos in Athens around 450BC.  Features contemporary issues and real-life characters. Links in with the Ancient Greek curriculum as required.

Excellent for team-building and boosting confidence.


What you get from a school Living History Workshop:

*2 fully trained members of LHW crew with years of experience in drama, music,       storytelling, history and working in the school environment.

*An action-packed day designed to keep engaged & entertained!

*We bring enough costumes for every child to dress up!

*REAL artefacts to touch and examine.

*Every child will make a souvenir to take home and keep.

*Workshops which can be adapted to suit specific topic areas and local history.

Festival, Bespoke Workshops & Community Events

We also provide drop-in workshops for festivals & outdoor events, where particiants of all ages can have a go at an ancient or natural craft and make something to keep. We always use natural materials where possible and are proud of our reputation for no plastic and virtually no waste! If you are hosting an event, and are looking for someone to provide interesting, unusual and entertaining activities for your guests please click HERE for information.

Workshop at Glastonbury Festival 2019, Green Kids Field