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 The Maya. Working with a partner, children will visit important Maya sites such as Tikal, Palenque, Uxmal and Chichen Itza, as well as be able to 'swim' in a cenote, walk through a Mesoamerican rainforest and see howler monkeys or the sacred jaguar as an AR model.
Virtual Reality Activities
Other activities can include:
Learning one of the first number systems to play a game.
Children will be able to wear authentic costumes - a loin cloth and headdress and corte, huipil with faja.
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, including a facsimile codex.
Mayan Calendars and finding your Nahual name, creating your symbol.
Write your name in Glyphs, using a syllabary and authentic ink with feather quill pens.
The process of backstrap weaving, have a go at weaving your own piece of woolen fabric. Also make a worry doll to take home.
We may conclude the day by completing a Fire Ceremony (using electric candles!) where children will provide offerings to their Nahual.