Key Stage Three Workshops

 

Medieval Life & Soldier

Session 1: Using historic costume and handling items, students will investigate the lives of people who would have lived at a castle. They will compare and contrast the differences between the rich and poor and gain an insight into medieval life and social structure.
Session 2: Through this interactive weapons and armour talk, students will learn about the medieval feudal system and the need for the deadly art of combat. Comparisons between the lives of a high status and low status soldier, will be used to compare and contrast the differences between the lives of the rich and poor, continuity and change. 

Information
Total cost per child: £7.00 (including admission) 
Runtime: 45 minutes per session, 1 session.
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
Understand historical concepts

Identify significant events, make connections and draw contrasts

Use historical terms and concepts in increasingly sophisticated ways
The Norman Conquest
Society, economy and culture – feudalism, farming & architecture
Extend and deepen British and local chronologically 

 


Crime and Punishment - online session only

The session explores medieval crime and punishment and contrasts to crimes and punishments of modern times. It provides an insight into how hard life was for people during these times, the severity of medieval justice and the difficulties that monarchs had maintaining social order and control.
Working in groups and using historic documented cases during from the medieval period, students are encouraged to use their reasoning, enquiry and analytical skills to form decisions and build a case for either the defence or prosecution.

Information
Total cost per session: Price on enquiry
Runtime: 45 minutes per session, 1 session.
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
Ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, develop perspective and judgement 

Understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups and the challenges of their time.

Develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils should use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints and present reasoned arguments
The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.
The liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom

Guided Tours

Fun, interactive and informative tours focusing on the theme of your choice, particularly relevant for groups studying:

  • The Norman Conquest
  • Changes to Building and Landscape

If you are studying particular topic and you think we can help just let us know and we will see what we can do!

 

Information
Total cost per child: £7.50 (including admission) 
Runtime: Approximately one and a half hours per tour
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
History: Use evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions Research, sift through evidence and argue a point a view
History: How did medieval monarchs keep control? How did William of Normandy grasp control of England? How did William the conqueror secure control of England?
History at key stage 4 (Edexcel, OCR, AQA)
Coursework: ‘History around us’ An investigation of a site, its context and presentation
The analysis of a site from visual and documentary sources