We offer three sessions to after school clubs at both KS2 and KS3.
Hands on History
An opportunity to look at and handle objects from the collections which are normally unseen. Objects will vary according to the needs and age of the group being addressed. They will look at objects from different periods of history relating to Malton and Norton.
These sessions use genuine artefacts to stimulate a variety of mime based interactive techniques to enable students to get into character and create their own stories. We use mostly Roman artefacts but are able to bring objects from different time periods if required.
Be a History Detective
We can offer a 5 week After School Club to run from 3.30pm – 4.30pm (or to fit your end of school times).
Our team of History Detectives will look at real and replica artefacts for clues and evidence to solve mysteries about the past. Each week we will investigate objects to discover their hidden secrets. The history detectives will work together to find the answers to these questions and more –
- Who left a footprint in the Roman tile?
- Who was Lucius Severnius Super?
- What happened to the buried objects?
- How big was that pot?
- Whose rubbish is it anyway?
Do get in touch and invite us to visit your school. Join our team of detectives to learn how to find out more about our past.
This after school club has been accredited by The Children’s University and can add to learning hours. All tutors involved have full DBS checks in place.
For more information regarding the Children’s University, please see their website.
Feedback from teachers
Great fun and motivating for the children. They had to plan and think quickly to be able to be in role.
Year 5/6 teacher. (Drama Workshop)
Hands on learning, with very knowledgeable, friendly teachers. The children really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
Year 5 teacher (Hands on History)
By examining the artefacts, the students were able to work out what life would have been like for soldiers as well as ordinary people, rich or poor.
KS3 teacher (Be a History Detective)
Cost and Other Information
For Be a History Detective the cost is normally £25 per session over 5 weeks, total cost £125.
For Hands on History and Drama Workshops, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Average size of a group should be between 10 and 25; however, if your group is larger than this please let us know and we will consider the request.
How to Book
For further details or to book an activity please contact Margaret Shaw, Learning Manager on 01653 691262 or email [email protected]
Please give the name of the school and key contact person and the nature or name of the activity you wish to book and finally the possible dates for the visit.
We will reply as soon as possible to confirm the booking.