WITH A MIX OF HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, ARTEFACT DISCOVERY AND VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS - IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OUR ANCIENT PAST...
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Widget Workshops - for Primary Schools School history workshops covering: The Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Egypt, The Maya and The Romans.
What's a typical workshop like? Our workshops are a great mix of immersive Virtual Reality and hands-on learning of ancient skills along with handling real and replica artefacts. All of this is delivered by knowledgeable staff who can provide the facts, details theories behind the practical activities the children are exploring. Oh and they're a whole load of fun!
We understand that it can be difficult to plan a day in school when staffing and space may be an issue. With that in mind, we bring two specialists so that we can entirely lead up to two classes, requiring only supervision and support from staff, we also hold workshops entirely within the classroom. We can also accommodate three classes with a little help from school staff.
We believe in experiential learning, artefacts are there to not just be handled but USED. Have a go at spinning wool using a drop spindle. Compare grinding wheat and making flour using a Neolithic saddle quern then try it using an Iron Age rotary quern. Weave a colourful Maya basket. Build your own large-scale Roman keystone archway!
Our Virtual Reality Headset sessions are a real hit with the children. It's like going on a school trip to the ancient world! We can visit the Maya, The Romans, The Stone Age to Iron Age Celts and ancient Egypt.
We have specialist subject knowledge and are determined to share it! Throughout the day we give short, interactive and most importantly, informative talks about our subject. Feel free to ask questions.
Two classes can be lead for a full day, entirely by our specialists, we just need staff present for supervision as children may need support with the hands-on elements.
Three Classes can also access our workshops. Our specialists lead two of the classes, whilst we provide activities for the third class to be lead by school staff. Children can then rotate around these activities throughout the day.
See our Topics pages for more details of the kinds of activities your children could be taking part in during a visit.
Of course the children get to dress up as a Roman soldier or citizen.
VR headsets take you to the past Chichen Itza? The Pyramids of Giza? Stonehenge? Iron Age Roundhouse? We've got them all!
A closer look at the Dresden Codex. Exploring Maya myths, glyphs and numbers.
Have fun dressing up in traditional Maya dress.
More Maya dress up!
Children as archaeologists, exploring Maya artefacts using digital equipment.
See ancient Egypt with virtual reality.
Iron Age carding wool
Stone Age to Iron Age artefacts and timeline
Try your hand at Maya Hieroglyphs
Stone Age to Iron Age clothing
Enjoying the artefacts
Children trying a bit of ancient Egyptian mummification!
Maya traditional skills
We run educational history and VR primary KS2 workshop visits across Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Wales, the Midlands and beyond. Full day workshops using two of our specialists are from as little as £320, please ask for a quote for your bespoke day. A great alternative to a school visit or trip and much more exciting than a museum visit!
-THE MAYA- - THE ROMANS- -ANCIENT EGYPT- -STONE AGE TO IRON AGE-