School Workshops

BALESTRA

BRILLIANTLY FUN 'WOW!' DAYS AND WORKSHOPS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCHOOL

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History workshops

Our fun and interactive primary history days come in the shape of a Roman Britain workshop, a First World War stretcher bearer workshop, a Victorian Inventions workshop and a Second World War Home Front workshop.  All are matched to the new curriculum and come with free lesson planning on the related websites.  

 

Each workshop begins with an interactive timeline and artefact handling session and continues with a range of activities throughout the day, using a combination of genuine and replica artefacts.  For example, the pupils try on armour and throw (safe) replica spears in our Roman workshop; march like WW1 soldiers in our WW1 workshop; use a real stirrup pump to extinguish pretend WW2 firebombs in our WW2 workshop, and get the opportunity to take pictures of their friends with a genuine 1880 lens in our Victorian Inventions workshop.

 

In addition, all workshops come in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two versions which themselves can be adapted further to meet your particular needs.  Please scroll down for more details of each workshop.

Victorian Inventions workshop

Our Victorian Inventions workshop is a unique opportunity to combine history, science and DT objectives into one workshop made up of 4 exciting activities from 4 key inventions of the Victorian age.

 

Power Stephenson's Rocket; take Victorian photos; use a real morse code machine and make music box songs in this exciting and original workshop.

 

In addition, the workshop is suitable for a range of options to suit your needs, in KS1 and KS2 versions, for a single class or mulit classes and also for a half day or full day, with different prices to suit your budget.

 

Head over to www.victorianworkshop.co.uk to find out more.

"I loved the Victorian Inventions workshop.  You had your own photo taken with a victorian lens but a new camera.  It was awesome!" - Y6 pupil, Bolton

victorian history workshop

Our Stone Age to Iron Age workshop takes pupils on a journey through the key events of the periods with a wide range of real and replica artefacts that really bring this exciting topic to life.

 

Beginning with an interactive timeline as per all our history workshops, throughout the day pupils will get to view and handle amazing artefacts, throw (safe) foam spears; sort real Stone Age to Iron Age artetfacts and even get their picture taken with a Woolly Rhino!

 

With all this excitement is no wonder that this is one of our most popular workshops!

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