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School Experiences with The History Project

Understanding where we come from gives us roots from which we can confidently lead our lives.

We believe that learning about history and heritage enables children to create anchor points to their lives, helping them to understand, accept and appreciate the linkages between the past and the present which is absolutely essential for a good understanding of the condition of being human.

Strength in Diversity

We love teaching children about history in a fun and inspirational way. Whilst we do visit schools and deliver tailored history experiences, we have found that children learn best when they get out and away from their normal learning surroundings. Because of this we offer flexible history experiences on site to suit each individuals schools needs.

Please take a minute to watch this short video which show cases some past events.

Taking care of the finance so you do not have to

We believe children's futures are worth investing in, this is why we work tirelessly to raise enough money so your experience can be free. To date most of school experiences we have delivered have been free of charge. Unfortunately we are unable to provide this service for free to private schools or independent special schools but we do still subsidise our fee making us a great value option.

The Battle of the Three Kings

School at Deal Castle

Deal Castle

Great memories were made exploring the times of Henry VIII at Deal Castle. The children learnt about Henry VIII, Charles V and Francis I and why and how the Castles in Deal were built. The day included guest appearances by 'all three kings'. The Children completed a practical challenge of building a castle and were shown replica examples of the ammo of the day, before taking some time to explore the Castle's rounds, where they had a shocking surprise!!

Shady Smuggling History

Smugglers on the Beach

Smugglers on the Beach

This School went back to a time when smugglers ruled the roost. They met and helped to apprehend 'Shady Pete' a local smuggler, learnt all about the smuggling trade and whilst we love to introduce the children to potential future occupations, we hope smuggling is not one of them.

A Roman Invasion

A Roman Invasion

A Roman Invasion

Slap-stick theatre is a tool we used here to explain Julius Caesar's arrival in Great Britain. This was a huge group of 200 children, a home project was done prior the event asking parents to arm and costume their children as either Romans or Celts. The Children completed battle training, mastering formations such as the 'Testudo', well needed for when the Celts unleashed their mighty 'War Cry' and threw the papier mache heads, (simulating the severed heads of enemy dipped in quick lime). After having a great time at war the children headed back to school for a show and tell, where they got to put on the armour and hold replica swords and artefacts.

The Pop up Museum

Keys to the Kingdom

Keys to the Kingdom

Growing up with characters such as 'Indiana Jones' we love to hunt for treasure and we love the narrative that the children can be treasure hunters too! using genuine historical artefacts found by us, we are able to teach the children that history and treasure is sometimes inches away from our feet. There is no substitute for being able to hold real history in your hand and with our ever growing collection we are able to deliver mini pop up museums to classrooms.

What to do next

If you are a teacher looking for a history experience feel free to ask us anything you like by using the Ask a Question section.

If you are a reader browsing this section know that you can have direct input into making these experiences happen. By pressing 'Support the History Project' below and giving what you can, you are investing in the future and making many little people have experiences that will remain with them for the rest of their lives

Whilst you are here...

We would like to invite you to claim a place on 'The History Projects' hall of recognition. You might have noticed the Hexagons on the sides of the screen, this is our recognition wall. You can have a picture of your choice on our recognition wall, whether it be you, your dog or even a family member for just £5 a month. This money helps us keep the webpage and our social media content alive and also pays for the other great work we do such as; making documentaries, visiting schools and delivering other great community projects.

Of course, you do not have to give £5 a month. If you would like to donate less or more then of course that is fine, £5 is just how much it costs to get a hexagon. You could sponsor 3 hexagons if you choose or just donate £1 a month or any amount of your choice.

Every contribution we receive from readers such as yourself helps us, help others, and allows us to make sure that the lessons history has taught us will never be lost.

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