Workshops

We deliver hands-on, immersive and fun learning opportunities at your school. We currently cater for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3. 

  • All our sessions are closely linked to the curriculum

  • Pre and post session materials available

  • Risk assessments for all sessions supplied

Below are a selection of our main workshops.

KNIGHTS AND CASTLES (EYFS and KS1)

 

Immerse children in the lifestyle of people who lived and worked in a castle. From the lords and ladies, soldiers and builders to the cooks and peasants. They even get to meet a real knight!

 

Children can learn about the features of a castle and try to build one with stone.

 

They can get active with medieval dance, and creative with making a "poppet" or doll. It's a packed day, with a variety of multi-sensory activities, perfect for making the world of castles feel real for the children. 

2017.11.15 OAKHAM CASTLE EYFS SHOOT-col.

Outreach Pick and mix:

  • Puppet show with treasure hunt: Help the prince and princess find their lost items and see what items you might find in a castle.

  • An Englishman's Home: How is a castle made and what makes a castle.

  • Feudal Simon Says: Learn about medieval society

  • Meet a Knight: learn what it means to be a knight and examine his clothing and belongings.

  • Weapons demo: See the weapons a knight carried in action.

  • Medieval dance: learn how to party like its 1399

  • Childhood games: What did children get up to in the middle ages

  • Make a poppet: Use your creativity to construct a medieval doll

  • Shield drill: Learn to fight like a medieval army

Gatherer 03.jpg
  • Lost in Time: a look at the stone age and timeline

  • Meet a Stone age Man: Understand where he fits on the timeline and examine his belongings in detail

  • Live like a Caveman: look at shelters and settlements and then decide where and how the class would settle in the late Mesolithic

  • Surviving the stone age

  • Flint Knapping Demonstration

  • Make Cordage

  • Lithic Language: Try to imagine how they spoke and what other methods of communication they would use

  • Prehistoric bead making

  • Cave Art

Outreach Pick and mix:

SURVIVING THE STONE AGE  (KS2)

A modular set of activities that focus on the challenges of living in the time before recorded history. When survival was an everyday concern and danger was around every corner. A WOW visit for your pre-history topic and an immersive day that will develop understanding and enquiry about key moments in the long road to civilisation.

  • The king is dead: Long live the KINGS!

  • Survive the Norman Conquest

  • The Advent of War: Interactive Timeline

  • Shield Drill and Training an Army

  • Battle of Hastings Re-enactment

  • A Cruel Retribution: Find out what happened after the battle of Hastings

  • Saxons v Normans: Debate

  • Settlements: Location, Location, Location

  • Trial by Oath

  • Trial by Ordeal

  • Domesday book activity

  • Weapons demonstration

  • Have-a-go Archery 

Module Pick and mix:

DSC_0220.JPG

THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS (KS2 and KS3)

Explore the build up to the most important battle in British history. Re-live the decisive conflict and learn how the armies fought and the tactics they used. Experience the brutal price of rebellion and see how a king holds on to power in a hostile land.

Oakham Castle, Silk Route-5038.jpg

Module Pick and mix:

SAXONS AND VIKINGS (KS2 and KS3)

Face the tribulations of settling a new land and learn about rich cultures. Through storytelling learn about their darkest fears and find out how they entertained themselves. With interactive crafts explore their art and languages and discover their beauty or explore the myriad horrible fates that awaited you in the early medieval period

  • Settlements - Location, Location, Location

  • An introduction to Beowulf

  • Write a cinquain

  • Survive the Middle Ages

  • Craft activity...

    • Saxon Brooch making (incurs small additional cost)

    • Make a Viking bead necklace (incurs small additional cost)

    • Clay Runestone craft (incurs small additional cost)

  • Childhood games

  • Shield drill

  • Weapons demo

  • Raiders and Traders

ARCHERY FOR SCHOOLS

Can be run either as an elective, as an after school club or as a one off taster event.

 

Following a detailed instruction session to all the children about technique and safety, all the participants will get the opportunity to shoot on the line in small groups on command and take part in games and competitions.

(Age 8+)

Taster Session (example)

4 groups of 5 children

Each Group session duration 1hr

£220

6 Week Course (example)

£60 per week plus £10 per session, per child.

Ideal for a group size of 10

All sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit your and the childrens requirements. Contact us to create a bespoke event for your children.