History Drama Workshops for Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Transport your pupils back in time with our Key Stage Two (KS2) history drama workshops. Your pupils can meet a Viking, journey to Ancient Egypt or experience life for a child in wartime Britain in our fast-paced, exciting and informative sessions.

The drama workshops are led by one facilitator, often in-role as a historical figure, and are suitable for up to 30 children at a time.

For Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Tudor activities in London, please see the History Shows and Days tab.

  • From the Stone Age to the Iron Age
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
     

    Ages of Early Man

    KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Travel back to the days of early man to explore changes in Britain through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, or choose to focus on one Age in closer detail. 

    Read more here. 

  • The Roman Empire
    • West Midlands & South West
     
     
     

    The Romans Return

    KS2. (WM) As your pupils encounter an array of characters from Roman Britain, they will help a new researcher on hit TV quiz Return from the Past decide who they should invite onto the show. 

    Read more here.

     
     

    Return of the Romans - History Show

    KS2. (L) The live TV show Return from the Past is in danger of being cancelled! Faced with some unhelpful contestants from Roman Britain and the sudden arrival of Queen Boudicca, can your children save the show?

    Read more here.

  • The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
     
     
     

    Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons

    KS2. (L, SW, WM) Explore the settlement, life and culture of the Anglo-Saxons, and re-enact the dramatic legend of the warrior Beowulf. 

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Thorgil the Viking

    KS2. (L, SW, WM) Reliving Thorgil’s journey from Denmark to England and taking part in a gripping retelling of the story of Thor’s Hammer, your children will explore Viking life. 

    Read more here.

  • Beyond 1066
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
      
     
     

    Quest for Kings, Queens and Castles

    KS1 & Y3. (L, NW, SW, WM) Lower the drawbridge, cross the moat and join the Knight of Knowledge on a quest to discover life inside a medieval castle. 

    Read more here.  

     
     

    The Prince and the Pauper

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Discover what happens when a prince and a pauper trade clothes and lives! Get whisked away to Tudor England in Mark Twain’s tale of mistaken identity.  

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Victorian Schooldays

    KS1 & KS2. (L, WM) Transport your classroom back to 1899 and give your children a lesson they won’t soon forget as our Victorian schoolteacher assesses handwriting, drill and arithmetic. 

    Read more here.   

     

     

    Trapped in Tudor Times!

    KS2. (L) The Time Traveller is stuck in 1500! Will your children be able to enlist the support of a host of Tudor characters in order to avoid being trapped in Tudor times forever?

    Read more here.  

     

  • Significant Individuals and Events
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
     
     
     

    Guy Fawkes

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, WM) Join our Time Traveller on an interactive journey back to 1605. Meet Guy Fawkes and the King whilst uncovering the Gunpowder plot and participating in debates.

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Columbus and Armstrong

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, WM) Explore the life and times of these two intrepid explorers by recreating their journeys and discovering their many similarities. 

    Available with a sole focus on Columbus or Armstrong

    Read more here.  

       
     

    Titanic

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Go back to April 14th 1912. Learn about the maiden voyage of this iconic ship, the people on board and how tragedy struck.

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Imagine... John Lennon

    KS2. (L) Join John as he reminisces about his early life, time with The Beatles and his travels around the world. The ‘Swinging Sixties’ brought to life with songs and role-play. 

    Read more here.

     
     

    Black History: A Celebration - Large Group

    KS1 & KS2. (L) As your children discover more about the abolition of slavery and the Windrush generation, they will also encounter unsung heroes from Black history. 

    Read more here.  

       

    Inspiring Women

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Led by Hera, the Greek Goddess of Women, inspire pupils with the lives and legacies of Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, and Rosa Parks.

    Also available with Emmeline Pankhurst and/or as Large Group

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Native American Cultural Quest

    KS2. (L, WM) Travel through time and place with your class, exploring the history, stories and rituals of America’s indigenous peoples.

    Read more here. 

       

    Democracy, Law and Liberty

    KS2. (L) Order, order! Invite the Speaker of the House to take your class on fascinating and fact-filled journey to discover the history of democracy, law and liberty.

    Read more here. 

  • Early Civilizations
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
      
      
     

    The Indus Valley Civilization

    KS2. (L, WM) Take your class five thousand years into the past to the mysterious Indus Valley, experiencing religious ceremonies, building citadels, and debating the eventual cause of its demise. 

    Read more here.  

       

    The Maya Civilization

    KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Journeying around the Maya city-state of Palenque, your pupils will learn about the people, religion and culture of this ancient civilisation and consider what eventually led to its collapse.

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Ancient Egyptian Challenge 

    KS2. (NW, SW, WM) Unearth fascinating facts using clues and Ancient Egyptian artefacts to unravel the secrets of King Mentuhotep’s tomb.  

    Read more here.

       

    Ancient Egyptian Exploration! - History Show

    KS2. (L) Join our daring explorer in unlocking the secrets of an Ancient Egyptian tomb. Encountering Anubis and Tutankhamun, can your children lift the curse and escape the tomb unscathed?

    Read more here.  

     
     

    Ancient Greece with Time Travel TV 

    KS2. (NW, WM, SW) Turn back time and explore daily Athenian life, try out some Olympic sports and celebrate Ancient Greek achievements as your class launches Time Travel TV!   

    Read more here.

       

    Ancient Greek Adventure! - History Show

    KS2. (L) Are your children courageous enough to join the Time Traveller on a daring mission, journey back to Ancient Greece and persuade Zeus, a rich Athenian and a Spartan slave to help them?

    Read more here.  

  • World Wars
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
     
     
     

    Quest for First World War

    KS1. (L, NW, WM) Go back to the time of the Great War to explore life in the trenches, the point when the Allies began to gain ground, and celebrate the Armistice 1918.

    Read more here.  

     
     

    First World War Diaries

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Based on the real-life diaries of a WW1 veteran, go on a historic journey from signing up to military training, before embarking upon the arduous crossing to the front line.

    Read more here.  

       
     

    Second World War

    KS2. (L, SW, WM) Immerse yourself into the blackouts, rationing and evacuations of Home Front Britain as your class imagines what life was like for wartime children. 

    Read more here.  

     
     

       

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“I enjoyed it as much as the children! Full of facts and information about Ancient Greece.”

Laura Hoggard
Prince Albert Primary, Birmingham
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