Columbus and Armstrong

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London, North West, and West Midlands
Exploring the life and times of these two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, your pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men. 
One facilitator visits your school in role as the Time Traveller and works with a class at a time, taking the children on imaginary journeys back to the 15th Century and then to the 20th Century.  They will embark on a voyage from Genoa heading west across the ocean and launch into space in Apollo 11.
Workshops also available with a sole focus on either Christopher Columbus or Neil Armstrong - if interested in booking one of these, please just mention this in your enquiry.

Curriculum Link 

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements - using two figures to compare aspects of life in different periods

Important Events Link 

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner

  • 1969 Moon Landings 50th Anniversary (Saturday 20 July 2019)
  • World Space Week (4-10th October 2019)


"All the children were engaged and loved bringing the explorers to life. The content was related to the curriculum and its objectives."
Danielle Salisbury, Outwood Primary School, Cheadle

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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT 
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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