Each presentation is an exploration of period food, clothes, buildings, medicine, gardens or education, demonstrating the skills and resourcefulness of the people of the past.
‘Another excellent talk – we were hanging on your every word and could have listened for hours. Please come again and tell us more!’ Uley WI
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‘Your presentation had been much anticipated by our members as our record turnout of 63 clearly showed. The feedback has been very positive, so I am confident that your living history concept of describing our medieval story was very well received and enjoyed. This sort of presentation is such a change from our customary slides and PowerPoint presentations, so I am grateful to you for contributing to our programme this year in such an interesting and informative way.’ The History of Tetbury Society: October 2018.
‘Thank you Cherry, your talk went down very well, lovely to have items to handle, to add variety in the presentation. Excellent audience feedback, “Very good speaker” – “I really enjoyed today’s talk” – ”Pleased that I came along today” and ” Thank you, perhaps you could have that speaker again?”. Museum in the Park, Stroud.
for KS1, KS2 and KS3
History workshops that help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of the everyday lives of the people of the past. Experiences that inspire the pupils to want to know more.
STONE AGE ART. THE EGYPTIANS. IRON AGE. ROMAN. SAXON/VIKING. TUDOR . VICTORIAN. WW2. Using good quality, historically accurate real and replica artefacts with seasonal produce.
‘Fantastic Day! Children learned so much and it was great that they had the chance to ask lots of questions. You have a huge wealth of knowledge and it is great to see the artefacts which really bring the topic to life. Thank You!’ South Marston School.
Some of the school workshops are practical and creative, some use stories or role play All have sensory experience for the classes to engage interest and understanding. The practical workshops are designed so that each child usually has a little something they have made to keep.
‘Excellent, very informative. Captured the children’s imagination. They particularly liked making the lavender bags. The medicine cards caused lots of discussion.’ Soudley Primary School
‘Fantastic, enthralling activities for the children to carry out. Very hands on approach. Great use of resources – plenty of artefacts for the children to look at and explore.Good subject knowledge. Lots of information given to the children.’ Iron Acton School.