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 era.
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 Roman Empire including: Architecture of Italy, the Colosseum, Trajan's Forum and Pompeii as well as sites of Roman Britain, such as Hadrian's Wall.
Virtual Reality Exploration
Other activities can include:
Mosaic art and coin making
Ancient engineering: a look at Roman architecture.
Roman numerals maths activity on wax tablets.
A day in the life of a legionary. Learning Latin army commands; a close look at the clothing armour and weaponry; the daily tasks; the Roman army formations task and more.
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.