Roman workshop for schools  Ancient Egyptian workshop for schools  Anglo Saxon Workshop for schools Ancient Greeks workshop for schools  Viking workshop for schools Stone Age workshop for schools  festival workshops craft workshops for festivals leather workshops  inset training for schools

Specialising in energetic & fun

Ancient History Workshops for 

Schools and Community Groups

Covid 19 Update

If you have had to cancel your workshop and would like to reschedule please 

check our calendar for available dates (sorry, only available on laptop/pc - not mobile phone) or email [email protected].

 Bookings are changing daily at the moment and we'll do our very best to

 accommodate as many schools as we can.  Best wishes to you all,

Corrine, Tim & the rest of the LHW crew.

What was it likeHow did it feel?  

Why did they do that?  

Where did they come from?

Minimal talk and lots of action!    

Interactive: loads of 'hands-on' activities.

"Absolutely fantastic workshop!  Children were engaged from the outset.  Great activities throughout the day.  Highly reccommended.  10/10!"  Mrs Burrha, Rosherville CEP Academy


 "The morning's activities were fantastic. They kept all our children busy and engaged for 2 hours. Hands on and practical - just perfect for our 7 and 8 year olds. The afternoon's activities were great for team-building and logical thinking. A great success, 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.


Workshops for Schools, Festivals & Community Groups

What went on during the Stone Age in Britain? How did humans survive and develop to become the culture that confronted the Romans in AD 43? Our Stone Age to Iron Age workshop investigates the Hunters & Gatherers of pre-historic Britain, and follows their development through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. Up to 90 children - we bring costumes for everyone and lots of hands-on activities.

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, Roman Banquets and the Roman Pantomime all feature in this highly interactive workshop.

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

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 a Dark Age Feast, Traditional Tales, 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.

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!

Greek Theatre Workshop - all ages

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 background 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 we

always link to local history where possible.

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.

'Hitting Things with Hammers' workshop at Glastonbury Festival 2019, Green Kids Field

Each school workshop goes out with 2 members of staff and can be fitted around the normal school timetable.
We bring costumes for everyone (sorry teachers - that doesn't include you!)
We cater for a maximum of 90 children at a time
We carry Public liability insurance and all of our members hold enhanced CRB checks.
Please contact us for more details, or click here to download copies of our policies and risk assessments etc.