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"to learn by discovery"

Workshops for schools and museums History— the only insight we have in to the future Roman

Medieval

Celtic lead traders who have returned from a visit to Rome. A whole new insight in to lifestyle and invention. New for 2006—THE ROMAN COLLISEUM

Towns and traders, monasteries and monks, people and their lives. Examine the artefacts and try your hand at their crafts and skills.

Tudor Not so much your Kings and Queens, more your toilets and treasures. Exciting workshops and presentations that combine history, invention and toy making.

Seafaring A nation of seafaring history and legend, merchant venturers and explorers. Numeracy, measuring and weighing along with a history of navigation.

Victorian

1940’s

A basic look at Victorian lifestyle through the eyes of children. Their toys and the new exciting sciences.

From political refugees of the 1700’s to one of the nations top games manufacturers who, during WW2, make a huge contribution to our nations future.

Toy making workshop 5,000 years of toy history. From Ancient Egyptian to Late Victorian. Toys and forces. A practical workshop full of history, design technology and science.

Science, a history of invention First timepiece? Sumer 3,000 BC. First watermill? Italy 150 BC. First English windmill? 12th century. Not just history, THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN.


Heuristics

"to learn by discovery"

Roman Roman Iden and Cardea are lead traders from Lutadarum. Their travels have taken them to Rome where they have found new fashions, new foods and inventions you couldn't even dream of. Enjoy our workshops and presentations Water systems and mills

Roman workshop for a museum. Building onega.

Hydraulics and pneumatics Writing technology Material technology Arches and building systems Measuring and weighing the Roman way

Using a Groma for surveying and measuring

Health and hygene

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk

Writing techniques based on Vindolanda tablets.

Selection of personal items


Heuristics

"to learn by discovery"

Medieval

Whether you want a hands-on, workshop style or a series of presentations with short cameos enacted by the students we can fulfill the needs of your students. Suitable for KS1, 2 and 3 students. Political scenarios from the “Battle of Hastings” to the “War of the Roses”. Lifestyles of rich and poor, merchants and children. Craft skills such as spinning, weaving, felt making, candle making, food, herbs & spices, pole lathe turning and wood carving. Development of industry and industrial inventions.

Building model daub and wattle hut.

Labyrinths were popular throughout the middle ages

Rise of fall of the Monastic orders. Build a medieval labyrinth. Create model houses.

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk

Felt making workshop


Heuristics

"to learn by discovery"

Tudors A wide range of workshops, activities and presentations to fulfill most of your Tudor needs for National Curriculum. You may not see what you are looking for here, but that doesn't mean that we don't have it! There is only so much information we can get on the page. The same is true for each of our history periods.

Textiles—spinning, weaving, felt making, dyeing, finishing techniques

Herbs and spices in food, medicines and general household use.

Artefacts—handling Games Toys Spices and herbs Buildings Health and hygiene Dissolution of Monasteries Trial of Cotton Candle

Daub & wattle hut

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Working with willow and hazel rods .

Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk


Heuristics

"to learn by discovery"

Seafaring Britannia rules the waves! But how did sailors find their way? Where did they sail to? What goods were they carrying? What effect did pirates have on their trading? All these questions and more are what we expect from your pupils. We will provide answers with hands-on activities.

The full battle re-enacted on dry land

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk


Heuristics

"to learn by discovery"

Victorian Our Victorian presentations are still under development but we do have a practical, toy making workshop that looks at the lives of children through their toys.

Victorian toy making pushes, pulls and other forces New science toys thaumatrope zoetrope pedemescope Fairground

During 1870 EDUCATION BOARDS were set up so that education was available for all children between five and ten years of age. Parents were still expected to pay , but the quality of teaching improved , the Church was very much involved and lessons revolved around stories from the BIBLE and PRAYER BOOK . Other lessons tended to be of a more practical nature, such as how to lay sticks for the fire or just unravelling wool . Ten years later education became compulsory , and then in 1891 it became free . Teachers were very strict , materials and books were in short supply , even so , a few clever children were able to gain scholarships to the GRAMMAR SCHOOLS. Most children left school at 14 years to enter full time work.

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk


Heuristics

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1940’s A unique experience for everyone that covers 200 years of history. The Jaques family were refugees, fleeing for their lives from religious extremists, arriving in England during the 18th century. One of the children started an apprenticeship that led him to start the first games manufacturing company, and over the next 150 years the Jaques family gave us a wealth of fun. But...come 1941 and the London Blitz, an incendiary bomb, and all was lost. It took MI9 (responsible for helping prisoners of war escape) to get John Jaques back in to business, but why?

Life in the Anderson shelter

Experience the Anderson shelter and the materials used to make it. What modern material could we use instead? Enjoy the games, how have the rules changed over the years? How were the games packaged? Food and rationing. Making and concealing a compass.

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk

Anderson shelter (mock-up) in school with a choice of items to take in for the night.


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Science week (day) Science and Design Technology projects A series of exciting presentations and workshops that chart the progress of mankind through 5,000 years of invention.

Post-mill—late 12th century (England) Watermill from 150 BC The technology of working fibres and materials Heron of Alexandria, 2,000 year old technology—hydraulics and pneumatics The invention of time Wind and water power Measuring, weighing, lifting, moving

Mechanical clock circa 1280 AD

12,000 years of finger spinning Spinning wheel early 12th century (England) Flyer head 1521AD

To contact us: Phone: 01629 760154 Mobile: 07860 966251 E-mail: don@heuristics.org.uk

First steam turbine circa 50 AD

Water clock


History in School