Each history workshop is designed to give children context and an overview of the topic covered. We begin our visit with an interactive timeline activity and a short introduction to the chronology and geography. Our Workshops can be held entirely within classrooms. We arrive with two specialists, who will lead themed sessions for up to 2 classes. If working with three or more classes, we provide an activity for staff to lead which children and staff cycle through so that they experience all of the activities we offer during the day.
Our exciting and innovative VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) sessions are always very popular. Using the latest technology, children explore the world of Ancient Egypt: visit the inside of Rameses VI tomb in the Valley of the Kings; the Great Pyramids of Giza; the temple of Karnak and Rameses the Great's temple at Abu Simbel as well as Hatshepsut's mortuary temple and much much more.
Explore the Ancient World of Egypt
Other activities can include:
Children will be able to take part in a mummification ritual and investigate the embalmers toolkit. Children will be learning about parts of the body as part of this fun activity.
Cartouches and a study of hieroglyphs using reed pens and traditional ink. Children will have the chance to handle a replica of the Rosetta Stone.
Artefact handling investigating authentic artefacts as well as realistic replicas. Using digital equipment, work like an archaeologist investigating the origins and uses of the artefacts. Includes small-scale building; a look at mastabas and the first stepped pyramid.
Our authentic Egyptian games sessions are a highlight for children, learn to play Mancala, Senet, Mehen, Seega and Knucklebones.
Egyptian Art and the Canon of Proportion. Including a chance to see a replicas of Egyptian plaques and of one of the first historical records; the Narmer Palette.