The roots of Christmas as we know it today stretch less than 200 years into the past – because Christmas cards, Christmas trees, Christmas crackers and the traditional Christmas dinner only came about through the inventiveness of the Victorians!

Workshop Description

Led by your visitor, in character as the author of “A Christmas Carol” -  Mr Charles Dickens himself - children will explore the history of the season, and make some surprising discoveries!

Exploring (according to age and time): Christmas timelines, contrasting experiences of rich and poor people, Victorian impacts on the 21st century.

Cross-Curricular Links: Art, DT, Geography, History, Literacy, Music, Numeracy, RE, Science

History, Christmas
EYFS- KS2 - KS4 / P1 - P7 / Junior Infants - 6th Class
45 minutes – 1 hour, depending on how many classes
30 pupils per workshop


How many pupils can take part?

History: A Victorian Christmas can accommodate 30 pupils per workshop, in sessions lasting from 1-hour, so that's up to 150 pupils a day.

What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day.

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space.

Where do the workshops take place?

These workshops can be delivered in a classroom or the school hall.

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