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This page tells you how we can provide a Victorian Experience day in your own school
We cover most of
England and Wales
We have teachers who between them can cover almost all of England and Wales. Look at the map below to see some of the places we have visited.
We cover other
Although we specialise in Victorian days we can also offer ROMANS, TUDORS, WW2, VIKINGS and others.
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School visits at our own school
If you are unable to visit a real Victorian School with your class you might like to consider a visit to your school by an experienced "Victorian" teacher.
Here is a brief outline of what we can do, although the exact programme will be tailored to local circumstances and can be modified according to age and number of children:
With the cost of coach travel and the huge amount of administration required many schools are no longer able to afford to visit Victorian facilities so we offer a viable alternative by coming to your own school and presenting the Victorian School Experience. We work with children of any age, generally in groups of 25-35 at a time. We have visited schools of all types, and a map of the area we have covered is given below
Victorian Toys and Games Day
The Vintage Toys and Games Day is ideal for younger (KS1) children. The toys are suitable for those covering the Victorian period, but can also be varied to include other periods.
Apart from actually playing with vintage toys an introduction is given to different types of playthings and how they evolved. Children learn how to play with some of the toys such as cup and ball, yoyo, hoop and so on. Marbles and hopscotch are explained. Children are also taught a number of group playground or party games. Quieter indoor games can be played such as card games, tiddlywinks, dominoes, ludo, wiff-waff and blow football. Depending on time, there may be an opportunity to make and decorate paper boats and paper hats.
NOTE: The exact content of lessons varies according to available time and age and ability of children, and what facilities are available at the school.
We need some time to prepare for the lesson, at least 30 minutes. It also takes some time to carry the equipment in, so probably best allow something like an hour for setting up. If we are starting in the morning, then we will generally arrive about an hour before start of school.
For the toy day the exact format of the programme will depend upon local requirements and the age of the children. For very young children, probably a half-day is best.
The lesson can take place in a classroom or school hall. For some of the games we would prefer a playground or suitable sports hall, or we could do a limited amount inside.
What it costs depends on a number of factors including how long we are at your school , how far away you are from one of our teachers, and how many children are involved.
As a guide price it is likely to cost from £7 per child (based on two classes). If you let us know what you want we will quote an exact price. More details are given in our downloadable synopsis.
How far do you travel to a school?
We are prepared to travel anywhere in the UK, but the further we go the more it will cost. If you are a long way from one of our teachers, then it might be best to consider a longer visit to spread the cost between several classes.
Can you accommodate specific lesson content requests?
We may be able to incorporate specific teaching requests, please ask.
We don't have any suitable room in our school. Can you suggest anything?
There are many buildings that were probably around in Victorian times which would make a great environment. Think about village and church halls, manor houses, libraries and so on.
What is the shortest/longest time you come?
From half a day to one week. Half days are only available during the quiet season.
Isn't it better to go to a real Victorian School or recreated classroom?
You may be situated too far away from such a facility, or it may not be open when you need it. With a visit to your own school the timetable can be tailored to fit your exact needs. In addition the children will generally get a lot more teaching time.
Doesn't it cost a lot more to have a visit to my school against visiting a facility?
On the surface it may appear to be more expensive, but when comparing costs don't forget to take into account staffing expenses, travelling costs, and extras such as providing costumes. When we come to you our charge is all-inclusive.
Why do you charge for coming?
We would love to be able to visit for nothing, but we need money to live, just like anyone else! We are not part of the Museum service or a charitable trust, so we have to pay our way. Some of our earning are returned in free resources available on our website.
Will we get an actor or a teacher?
A little bit of both. For a successful presentation there has to be some acting, but the main aim is to teach in an interesting way. The children will learn a lot, and many teachers have told us that they have also learnt.
Do you do other periods of history or do other types of visits?
We do cover other historical periods. We have a new website coming soon which gives details, but in the meantime please ask.