History Off the Page will take up to 60 KS 1 children to recreate and experience aspects of a
seaside holiday of the past. The day is divided into three exciting hands-on and interactive
handling artefacts in our travelling museum.
HOP will bring up to ten suitcases of artefacts from the
late Victorian and Edwardian periods together with some
more modern examples from the fifties. All the children
will begin the session as curators. Later some children will
become visitors to the museum, whilst others remain as
curators for half the time and then the groups will change over.
Using the evidence above, the children will prepare games and toys
for the afternoon visit to the pier. Stalls will include: Roll a penny,
Aunt Sally, postcard tinting, coin rubbing, stamps etc.
Drama & role-play
After purchasing their tickets the
children will ‘board the train to the seaside.’ The children will be split
into two groups, half to ‘staff’ the stalls at the fair and half to play
the games which have been made. As in Session one, the groups will change over.
There will also be a Punch & Judy show and a story will be told. Further details and information about
the Seaside Day are included in a booklet, which is sent out prior to our visit. All the History Off the
Page team are experienced teachers who enjoy working with large groups of children.
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