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Some of the locations we travel to for our Victorians workshops are:

East-Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire Nottinghamsire, Warwickshire Leicester Hinckley Nottingham Peterborough Coventry Birmingham Leamington Tamworth, Derbyshire - Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne, Nottinghamshire - Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Leicestershire, Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth, Rutland - Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore, Northamptonshire - Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, West-Midlands -

West Midlands, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Coventry, Smethwick, West Bromwich, Solihull, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Warwickshire, Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Children

School Visit

Victorian Visits for Schools

 

The Victorian Children day can be booked very economically by the hour or as a full day for one or more classes to engage with both Greg and Lisa.  Pupils are given a genuine Victorian penny to pay

their rather formidable

Victorian School Mistress or

School Master in the

morning and then use

authentically made slate

boards to engage in real

Victorian lessons.

 

 

 

After an exhausting drill (!), a specially planned playtime is incorporated into the morning when children are encouraged to play with a range of authentically reproduced and some antique Victorian toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, in the afternoon, children learn all about what it might be like when they return from school to their Victorian home.  Pupils are expected to work as servants for a Victorian lady, laying the table and are then rewarded with parlour games and gossip over tea.  Meanwhile, her butler uses a selection of Victorian antique artefacts to engage groups in an array of household tasks and explores other types of work for Victorian children.  The day usually ends with groups coming together for storytelling from the lady who is altogether more sympathetic than the School Ma'am!

 

                                              Resources and costumes for this session (as

                                              with all of the Specialists' work) are

                                              researched to a high level and are mainly of

                                              museum grade.  Many objects for this

                                              session are real antiques.


                                              Greg and Lisa work fully in role as Victorians.

                                              This means that they use their subject

                                              knowledge to respond to questions and talk

                                              as they would do. To achieve this they use

                                              an antiquated pattern of speech to lend a realistic feel to their words whilst remaining clear enough for children to understand. The overall experience for children is then an immersive one where they feel they have truly met a Victorian and gained a picture of Victorian times. The sessions are interactive and involve all of the children.

 

SEN Schools


We understand the need for explorative

learning and incorporate sensory

opportunities. Our Victorian visit into SEN

schools is less structured and if required,

we can visit in costume but not in role and

include basic Makaton.

 

Pricing

(The rates quoted below usually cover both of us to deliver the above service in school but please see our Terms and Conditions.)

 

Full Day

The full day rate is £175.00 plus petrol (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)


I/2 day

You are more than welcome to book half a day to include some of the above sessions. The cost for ½ day is £100.00 (50p per mile round trip from LE9 9HG)

 

I hour

£80.00 per hour plus mileage.
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"Thanks very much for the water day which was very well received.  Thanks to you too for two great days."

Suzanne Farrell, Curriculum Co-ordinator, Sutherland House

Nottinghamshire schools can benefit from visits from one or two Specialists depending upon your precise location.  Return mileage to the city centre costs £28.00, making the total cost for a full day (ie. around 9am-3pm) just £203.00.  There are no hidden costs or further charges for VAT.