|History Key Stage 2 ~
|HOP will take up to 90 children and recreate life in ninth century
Britain in your school.
History Off the Page provides valuable learning opportunities for the pupils through a combination of role-play, practical
activities and hands on experience with facsimile artefacts. The hall will become the marketplace of a Saxon village,
participants will be traders, craftsmen etc. who will be busy at their tasks while sharing all the latest gossip.
The day will focus on the Battle of Eddington in AD 878.
History Off the Page will bring all the equipment and materials needed to set up workshops in your hall. The school needs
to provide tables and adult supervisors. The atmosphere will be created by using drama and role-play, facsimile items etc.
The tables will be covered to protect them. The workshops normally include:
- Preparing cures with the wise woman.
- Making ink for the monks and testing it.
- Making amulets.
- Dyeing and weaving.
- Dipping beeswax candles.
- Working with clay.
- Illuminating using oxides.
- Making braid headbands.
- Making stitched tie bags and runic stones.
During the afternoon session, the pupils continue to explore
the history of Saxon communities in Britain by re-visiting
the Saxon village over a 1,000 years later. Using the ‘dig
boxes’ pupils are encouraged to develop their investigative skills, becoming historical detectives and setting up a museum.
Details of this and further information about the day are included in a booklet which is sent out prior to a booking. All the
History Off the Page providers are experienced teachers and storytellers who enjoy working with large groups of children.
Generally there will be at least one story told during the day. For more information contact
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