History Live

Programme Details

Experience history coming to life in your very own classroom and see children inspired as they meet key historical figures played out in front of their eyes by experienced actors. History Live! provide a memorable learning experience that delivers exciting, interactive workshops for Key stage 1 and 2 pupils; they will learn about the period, participate in activities and evaluate their findings, all under the guidance of engaging actors and educators.

Packages are designed by teachers and actors and are delivered using professional costumes and outstanding teaching methods. All programmes have been devised with the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum at their core.

Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake

Meet Queen Elizabeth I and her pirate companion, Sir Francis Drake. Set forth upon a secret royal mission and battle it out on the open seas to bring back treasure for the Queen. Learn what life was like at sea from the sailors’ duties to the many different roles aboard ship.

Hold court with Elizabeth as she tells you all about the fashions, the entertainment and the demands of Tudor life. Ask her those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered about life in Tudor England. You’ll be horrified and fascinated by the gruesome facts and stories!

Through interactive workshops, pupils are transported back to the era they are studying. Our workshops serve as a captivating event to kick-start, develop or extend learning, with a key focus on education and engagement; a truly unique experience.

Ask us about character from other historical periods, including:

* Queen Victoria and Kingdom Isombard Brunnel

* Queen Cleopatra and King Tutankhamun

* Boudicca and Remus the Roman

Delivery options & costs

We offer a range of packages which include either one or two characters for a half or full day. We can similar workshops to different groups or two historical periods in one day, for instance you may want a morning with Egyptians with Year 5 and an afternoon with Victorians with Year 2. We would need to charge a little extra for this to cover additional costumes.  We can accommodate up to 30 children per character which can be repeated for multiple classes throughout a half or full day. Prices start at £165 for a half day with one character through to £310 for a full day with two characters. This includes all materials, session plans and professional stage costumes.

School testimonial 

Today we experienced exciting lessons, delivered by History Live!, which brought alive the historical characters we have been learning about in class!

The pupils were able to question them and listen to their stories in the flesh. The learning was implicit in the fun activities that they completed alongside Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake.

The actors were brilliant at remaining in character throughout, and maintaining the magic for the children. They taught, organised and encouraged the children to experience and better understand life in Tudor times. The children loved it!

Year 3 Teacher, South Gloucestershire School

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