History Through Drama day can accommodate the whole of up to a two-form entry school in a single day!

Workshop Description

Like most schools, you probably have different year groups looking at different periods - posing challenges to whole-school approaches. Which is where History Through Drama comes along - allowing individual classes from EYFS to Year 6 / P1 - P7 opportunities to take part in age-appropriate drama activities designed to explore landmark people and moments from the times they're exploring. 

History Through Drama day can accommodate the whole of up to a two-form entry school in a single day. Popular topics include … 

  • What is History? (aimed particularly at EYFS and Year 1)  
  • The Age of the Dinosaurs (aimed particularly at EYFS and Year 1)  
  • The History of Toys (aimed particularly at EYFS and Year 1)  
  • The Ancient Greeks  
  • The Stone/Bronze/Iron Ages  
  • Pompeii and Vesuvius  
  • The Roman Occupation of Britain 
  • The Anglo Saxons  
  • The Vikings  
  • The Battle of Hastings  
  • Castles and Knights 
  • The Wars of the Roses 
  • The Mayans  
  • Landmark Monarchs  
  • The Tudors  
  • William Shakespeare  
  • The Great Fire of London  
  • The History of the Seaside and Seaside Holidays  
  • The Industrial Revolution  
  • Nurturing Nurses - Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale  
  • The Victorians  
  • The Victorians - Crime and Punishment  
  • The Victorians – an Age of Invention  
  • Mrs Pankhurst and Women's Suffrage  
  • Great Explorers – Vasco de Gama 
  • Great Explorers – Ferdinand Magellan 
  • Great Explorers – Sacagawea  
  • Great Explorers – John Hanning Speke 
  • Great Explorers – Dr Livingstone 
  • Great Explorers – Captain Scott 
  • Great Explorers – Ernest Shackleton 
  • Women’s Suffrage 
  • World War I  
  • World War II  
  • The Space Race  
  • The Apollo Adventurers  
  • Great Explorers  
  • Inspirational Women 

“Our students were thoroughly engaged during Jackon's sessions (and so were the teachers!). Our pupils were so enthused and excited about history after the sessions. They loved all of the drama and being active! History Through Drama day, Castlehill Primary School

"Thank you from us all for the fantastic workshops -  I have had so much positive feedback from the different classes and the content you delivered was spot on for each of the groups.  I was in awe of how easy you made it look, which as a teacher with 20 years experience I don't say very often! -  we will certainly have no hesitation in booking you again in the future." History Through Drama day,  Kirkland and Caterall St Helen's Primary

EYFS-KS2 / P1-S7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
Sessions from 40 - 90-minutes
Whole School
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

History Through Drama workshops accommodate up to 60 pupils at a time, meaning it can be enjoyed by up to 420 pupils in a single 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. In a two-form entry primary school (with all year groups apart from Reception taking part in groups of up-to 60), the timetable might look like this:

09.00 – 09.20: (optional) Whole-school assembly, where your visitor will introduce the day…

09.20 – 10.00: Year 1 stay in the hall for their workshop …

10.00 – 10.40: Year 2 come to the hall for their workshop …

10.40 – 11.20: Year 3 come to the hall for their workshop …

11.20 – 11.50: One Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …


1.00 – 1.30: The other Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …

1.30 – 2.10: Year 4 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.10 – 2.50: Year 5 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.50 – 3.30: Year 6 come to the hall for their workshop.

Are there any technical requirements?

Each working space needs to be equipped with laptop/screen/projector, so pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint throughout.


Where will the workshops take place?

These workshops are active and require the use of your school hall or similar larger, open space.

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