Find a historical character
Delivered by professional actors, these sessions are guaranteed to bring your history topics to life.
Adapted to your pupils' age, suitable for KS1 and above.
Akna - Mayan Woman
Travel back in time and chat to Akna as she shares tales from her rainforest city. Who’s in charge? What does she eat, wear and do for fun? Your pupils will gain an insight into what life was like in this ancient civilisation.
Castles. Magnificent, impressive, spectacular. Maybe not if you’re a castle ditcher. Reginald William Groundsbury will have your class giggling as he shares the secrets of his castle: the good, the bad and the ugly!
Ancient Egypt was a civilisation unlike any other and Queen Cleopatra was an exceptional leader. This powerful lady had brains and beauty and was Ancient Egypt’s last active Pharaoh.
Fire of London - Thomas Farriner
On 6 September 1666, a fire gutted the medieval city of London. Houses went up in flames and even the King tried to help. It’s hard to believe it all began in one man’s bakery...
Mary Anning - Fossil Collector
Mary Anning was only a little girl when she sold sea shells on the sea shore... Her prehistoric passion resulted in her making of the most exciting fossil discoveries of all time! A truly inspirational female scientist.
Monarchs - Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria led Britain through a period of industrial revolution and social change. Engage your pupils with a visit from England's most memorable monarch and bring your Victorians topic alive!
Romans - Julius Caesar
As ruler of Rome, Julius Caesar won many battles and helped his huge Empire grow. Intelligent and charismatic - give Julius a call and your class will appreciate his power and influence!
Titanic - Captain Smith
On April 15th, 1912 a huge ship struck ice and the rest is history. The disaster that followed is widely known but the final movements of Titanic’s Captain, Edward Smith, remain a mystery to this day...
Listen up mortals - Zeus, ruler of the skies, awaits your call! Listen to the thunderbolt bearing God as he tells you all about his life on Mount Olympus and the exciting Greek society who live below him.
Anglo-Saxons - Alfred the Great
In 410 AD, the Saxons crossed the North Sea, naming ‘Angleland’ their home. They were fearsome warriors although their most famous leader – Alfred the Great – gained respect in other ways...
The Stone Age lasted 2.5 million years and paved the way for life as we know it. From shelters to farming, we have a lot to thank our prehistoric ancestors for. Call a real life caveman and listen to his story!
Explorers - Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was an explorer like no other. Not only did she overcome the dangers of solo flight, flying across the Atlantic in 1932, she inspired young girls to live their dreams - the sky's the limit!
The Florence Nightingale – aka ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ – is one of England’s most memorable women. Travel back in time and hear about her incredible adventure and impact on hygiene.
Mary Seacole was a nurse and businesses woman. She ran the British Hotel, which she set up in Crimea, to help poorly and recovering soldiers. She was so loved and affectionately names ‘Mother Seacole’.
On July 16th 1969 something truly amazing happened – we sent man to the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous ‘small step’ as 600 million, awe-inspired people watched on...
On December 1st 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, sparking a wave of change against segregation. Listen to how one woman changed the lives of millions.
Known for their fierce battles and ambush when they arrived in England, the Vikings are not to be messed with. Your class will receive a call from a real Viking warrior – he’s loud, proud and ready for war!
This Celtic Queen led a rebellion against the Roman invasion of Britain. Listen as she tells her story, covering the arrival of the unwanted visitors, her ferocious woman-led battle and finally... her demise.
Charlotte's WW1 Story
Without the role of women, WW1 would have been very different. Hear Charlotte's story and learn how she 'did her bit' working in a munitions factory and the lasting impact the efforts of women such as her had.
Explorers - Ernest Shackleton
This intrepid explorer paved the way for all modern Antarctic expeditions. His story is one of resilience, teamwork and near-death experiences – your class will be gripped from start to finish.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November! It may be over 400 years since the Gunpowder Plot but the sneaky actions of Guy Fawkes and his foiled plan to kill the King is as exciting a story as ever...
Monarchs - Henry VIII
There are few historical figures as famous as tudor King Henry VIII. His 36 year reign saw humungous changes – to religion, his wives and his waistline! Sit up straight, the King is calling!
Prisons - Elizabeth Fry
Prisons. They’re not something we tend to give much thought to. However this was not the case for Quaker reformer Elizabeth Fry who transformed the squalid conditions of prisons in the 1800s.
Suffragettes - Emily Davison
In 1906, Emily Davison joined the WSPU, a little-known group for ‘mad’ women who were campaigning for female suffrage. Little did she know the impact her actions would have on the world in the years to follow.
There are few leaders more famous than Winston Churchill. The Prime Minister will share his experiences of leading his great nation through War. Do you have what it takes to be in charge?