Portals to the Past
The interactive introductory talk covers the expanding British Empire and Britain’s role in developing trade around the world in Victoria’s long reign.
This is followed by activities for the rest of the morning.
VICTORIAN QUIZ which covers a wide spectrum of Victorian life and Social change
VICTORIAN SCHOOL LESSON with Mrs. Rodgers.
THE COMING OF THE RAILWAYS. The beginnings of our modern world and how the railways changed ordinary people’s lives with Mr. Winchurch.
In the afternoon the children will prepare entertainments and try Victorian games in preparation for a visit from Queen Victoria, to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
This workshop is led by Richard and Beverley Bowring; they are WW2 and Victorian era enthusiasts and have been working in schools and museums for the last 5 years. They have also appeared in many historical documentaries and films.
Our workshop leaders are all experienced re-enactors, amateur archaeologists, historians, authors and teachers. All workshops are based on current archaeological evidence and historical fact. Our aim is to inspire children and stimulate them to do further research and encourage a life-long interest in this fascinating subject.
The Portals to the Past team have appeared in the BBC’s “Horrible Histories”, many historical documentaries, feature films and regularly entertain audiences at museums and historical sites around the country.
“Super day! - really enjoyed by the children. Plenty of artefacts.” - Norwich High School for Girls
“Super day! Thank you” - Northmead Junior School, Guildford
• Curriculum based
• Interactive, hand on experience
• Enhanced CRB
• Full PLI
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