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.
Meaningful Context with our Timeline
We then split into groups to experience a range of hands-on discovery activities, each lasting around 45 minutes to keep children engaged and learning. 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. Working with a partner, children will complete a quest activity to find out some key facts about life as a Roman all the while being deeply immersed in a virtual world.
Virtual Reality Exploration
Other activities can include:
Ancient engineering: children complete a challenge, creating a large scale building of an aqueduct; learning the skills of Roman builders and architects.
Children will be able to wear authentic costumes whilst taking part in Army formations 'under fire'...
Roman Army maths investigation
Roman Numerals maths activity
An archaeological dig, unearthing authentic artefacts as well as realistic replicas. Taking part in a paper based scientific enquiry, investigating the origins and uses of the artefacts.
The great road engineers - Gromas and Beacons
Roman medicines and surgery
The Rotten Romans? Hygiene habits of an Empire.
Roman games and toys
If there is something you would like us to specifically cover, just get in contact and we can prepare a special activity just for you!