It was in July 1969 that Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar landscape and uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, only another eleven astronauts have walked on the moon - and none since 1972.


“Please can you pass on our thanks to “Neil Armstrong”, he was brilliant. The children got so much out of it and really enjoyed the session. He answered their questions so well and was very, very knowledgeable." Clarendon Infants 

"The children were very excited and fully engaged. The practical aspects with the 'Sculptures' game worked well. The quizzes were also very good. and pitched at their level. Linking the quiz and the game together worked well. As a teacher it interesting to see the children engage in a different scenario. Brilliant Workshop day for us and will definitely be rebooking for next year!" Exploring the World of Explorers/Neil Armstrong workshops, Birkenhead School

Workshop Description

This unique programme, though, gives your pupils an opportunity to meet and work with one of the people behind Apollo 11 - Margaret Hamilton (who led the team designing the mission's software) or Astronaut Armstrong himself. Your Tourist will be more than happy to meet the school at an assembly - then visit a number of classes during the day in workshops using drama techniques to bring to life the Apollo 11 adventure, and her/his role in its success. 

Exploring (according to age): preparations for the mission; history, characteristics and composition of the moon; the Apollo 11 astronauts; the role of the moon in future space exploration.

“Our pupils absolutely loved having “Neil Armstrong” in school for the day, the workshops were really engaging and further embedded the pupils’ knowledge about the moon and the moon landing. It was a brilliant day that the children thoroughly enjoyed." Canons Primary Schooll

"The children had an absolutely amazing time and learnt so much. The children were so convinced that Neil Armstrong had travelled through our time machine that one of children had made!  They were so engaged throughout the workshop, asked so many questions and recalled lots of information that was shared with them.  I look forward to applying our learning over the next few weeks!" Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School


We have lots of other Time Travel Tourists available, too, including; Mrs PankhurstGeneral HaigSiegfried Sassoon and Kitty Wilkinson. So if there's someone that your pupils would like to meet - just ask!



EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
1 hour + (depending on how many classes)
30 pupils per workshop
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

Time Travel Tourist - the Apollo Adventurers can accommodate up-to 30 pupils per workshop. It's possible to have up-to 5 x workshops in one day, so a total of 150 pupils in total.

What is the format of the day?

Each workshops last for 1 hour + (depending on how many classes). 

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 work best in a large open space such as the school hall. A large classroom, with desks and chairs stowed away as far as possible, is fine.

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