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History visitors/actors/workshops...

Discussion in 'Cymru - education news' started by fluffysparkles, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. fluffysparkles

    fluffysparkles New commenter

    Can anyone recommend any companies that specialise in school visits for History?

    Preferably the sort that have actors in the role of a historical figure or can provide an all day workshop. Any I have found online are MILES away in England! (I'm in South Wales.)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    There are several companies and groups that do this in Wales.... but perhaps you are searching in the wrong direction - try looking for LARP groups in your area and using that as a starting point. These are the groups that typically host costumed events at castles and the like.... and I know often will do school visits if their members are available and the school has payment to offer them.
  3. I'd recommend checking with your local Museum and seeing what they recommend or whether they can provide what you need. I know plenty who may be able to offer you something/ point you in the right direction depending on your exact location.

    Which part of South Wales are you in? For Newport area get in touch with Annette Wells at the Newport Museum, Karin Molson for Abergavenny/Monmouthshire (via the museums service), Rachel Carney for Cardiff Story, Mark Batcheldor at The Winding House for Caerphilly, Mandy Westcott at Swansea Waterfront, and of course there are plenty more. We're all hopefully going to be on Hwb soon so easier to find!

    You want to make sure if you're going with a company that they can deliver the historical learning content as well, as many are actors rather than educational professionals. Not that that's a bad thing it just depends on what you are looking for in a workshop.

    I've just started running short workshops in schools (1 hour) for Upper foundation phase on the history of the Royal Mint and coinage.

    Hope that helps! If you need any more information feel free to message me.

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