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History Visitors in the West Midlands

Discussion in 'Primary' started by clairem100, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Hiya,
    Does anyone now of/have used and History visitors in the West Midlands Area? I am looking for someone akin to the old school 'History Man' to come in role to talk about Romans or Vikings. There are lots of people online but many seem to be individuals and I can't see my Headteacher (now would i want to risk) going for anything 'unofficial looking'.
    Does anyone know of anyone linked to a museum or another organisation that would mean all staff have crb checks etc? I think a visitor in role would really bring topics to life for the class but its really difficult to find someone!
    Claire x
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter




    These are all possibilities.
  3. Check out Past Lives -Murray Edwards alias Titus the Roman soldier. He brings history alive!!! We have employed him for daily visits over the last 5 years and he is brilliant! He has a fantastic range of artefacts and never fails to 100% engage with children and adults alike! highly recommended!!
    We recently had a brilliant group bringing ancient Egypt mystery alive for the children but they dont have a web site as such as get enough work through word and mouth! Brought many artefacts and again children had brilliant day learning so much!will try to get details!
  4. had a fantastic Viking man in last year- booked again for this year!

    http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/ or http://www.vikingvisits.co.uk/index.html

    Does Vikings and Romans- cost us about £400 for class for day, and he came with costumes for all children and a pile of Viking things, spent all day with us, we learned loads and made things to take home. Children didn't stop talking about it for weeks, and I got brownie points from SMT!!
    He's CRB checked, does loads of school visits, linked to museum in York.
    I know it says on website North-West, but ask and they'll come- I'm in Birmingham.

    Feel free to ask if you have questions!

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