What to Wear, What to Wear…
As part of our Off the Page workshops, we place great emphasis on setting the scene for the day. Placing the children in costumes plays a large part in that effort.
We pack our history days with drama and role-play, and wearing costumes helps the children get into character. Their costumes need not be complicated. Something as simple as a white T-shirt or a piece of cloth is enough to get into the right frame of mind.
History Off the Peg
For those families who like to go all out, we offer a bespoke costume service through History Off the Peg. Inexpensive costumes for the following eras can be purchased for both children and adults:
- Great Fire of London
To view costume options and pricing, please visit our website, www.historyoffthepeg.co.uk. To place an order, please send an e-mail containing your name, your school, the date of the event, the topic, your child’s age and your child’s size to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Not to Wear
We do request on most days that children not come as specific characters. (Our Fairy Tale Castle Day, when children dress as their favourite fairy tale characters, is an exception). For instance, arriving as Cleopatra, a Roman soldier, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria or any other character will not enhance the day. It may, in fact, cause confusion within the historical story we are telling. (And we ask that no child come dressed as a mummy on an Egyptian Day — we find that the wrappings get in the way of the children’s participation. They also pose a fire hazard.)