Kent, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2015 -- Medieval Days Living History for Schools and History Presenter Peter Balanck, are pleased to announce a new season for their school history workshop presentations. The team will visit all UK schools to present living history. Students are encouraged to participate in various hands-on activities. Several historical periods can be featured, such as medieval England, as well as Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Stuart, Viking and Tudor periods.
Children who have participated in the experience are presented information about the period, including presenters in historical costume. The team brings a large collection of historical resources, featuring genuine articles and reproductions, so youngsters are able to see and touch items which would have been in use during the period in questions. Items are available for children to handle and even construct, in some instances. For example, each child will be able to strike and keep a period coin using equipment authentic for the time.
Other activities might include spinning wool and writing with a quill pen. Period clothing is provided for dress up. Medieval toys are available to play with. The workshops help children to have a better understanding of what it was like to live in Britain during the period. Some of the resources which are available for children to handle or wear include medieval armour, a bassinet helmet, great helm, Norman helmet, sword and sheath, full-size and weight Norman shield, and hand-made arrows with arrowheads. Children can try on a full weight chain maille jerkin and coif. Other items are available as appropriate for other workshops.
The presenters design the history workshops around the National Curriculum. Schools from primary to junior to secondary levels will enjoy the workshops, as well as special needs schools. The presenters emphasize that children are able to feel, wear and play with the items. The learning and retention rate for information is much higher, using this approach to knowledge.
Additional information about the workshops can be found by visiting the web pages at http://www.medievaldays.com/. Members of the press and others who have additional questions about the contents of this press release are invited to contact Peter Balanck at the location provided below.
Contact Person Name: Peter Balanck
Company Name: Medieval Days
Address: 173 High Street, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1EH, UK
Telephone Number: 01634 401274 (Ask for Peter)