Primary School Workshops
on Knights,Pirates,Archaeology
& WW2

Hysterical History
Teaching history to children in a way they want to learn


Pirates
Knights
WW2

Archaeology

 The wonderful world of pirates with not a Jack Sparrow  or Captain Hook in sight.
Let Commander Blunt also known as Edward Teach teach the children what being a pirate was actually like and get rid of all those hopes of treasure and the hope of a fruitful retirement.
The knights of medieval England as heroic and romantic as we view them were in fact a smelly bunch. Learn their roles through their lives and equipment.
 Dispelling myths and educating about how gruesome being a knight could be but also how much more gruesome the life of the squire could be.
It's 1940 and many bombs are dropping on England. Do you know what to do in an air raid? Do you have the skills to look for unexploded bombs? Defuse a sea mine?
What about removing the fuze from a bomb?.................would you like to try?
Live till the end and theres a passing  out parade with a certificated medal
Join Dr Digby Rocks a prominent archaeologist and educator of history on an adventure into how to look, dig and evaluate real finds found from beneath your feet. Lots of interactive activities with plenty of educational learning hidden just under the surface
Primary School Workshops

Learning with laughs is a sure way to remembering things as it creates memories

What makes me qualified to teach children history?  Well let me tell you as one of the most noteable and memorable reenactors in England the attention I get for what I do as far as teaching to the public envokes questions, fills kids with wonder and all because you will never hear the words "You can not touch that!"
I design my performances with children in mind but adults are always welcome to interact and the displays I produce are some which you will not see any where else on the school learning circuit.
What We Do
Why We Do It
In short once you invite me to your school and after we've discussed what it is you want as far as character/talk I will bring history alive and give the children that 'WOW' factor. I've seen their faces of excitement many times when they look at me in costume and see the displays and they are overwhelmed with anticipation of whats about to happen. It doesn't seem as if they've taken in anything at first but the test is in the questioning at the end and the general feel of excitement when they recall certain facts and things. Also and more importantly your helping create a memory and a new developed ideal of a love in history.
One thing I have learnt is to not draw out too long a talk. so always break my talks up with lots of activities.
Why? I love history but I enjoy entertaining children and if I can combine the two successfully not only do I see my educational learning experiences appreciated on the smiles and within the memories of children but also I have also hopefully installed an interest in history that will not only through interactive displays and hands on history create a sense of wanting more but will encourage children to explore our rich and varied own history.
What to do next?
Firstly contact me. We can discuss what your after and see if it fits with what your trying to teach. Then we'll discuss costs plus if you wish for me to supply rewards for each child.
Previous schools have had
--Personalised pencils, badges,stickers,certificates and in the case of our archaeology talk each child receives a real 165myo fossil collected by myself!
Basically speaking I make learning a rewardable treat and dependant on whats available I always have things to give out.
So you can drop me an email:  info@hystericalhistory.co.uk
or phone 07843083109
I usually try to answer asap but having to do another job kind of gets in the way.....this is much more fun!!!!!!


How Can You Help
That is the question here because it sometimes takes a revolutionary to think out side the box. I won't lie to you that getting your foot into a door with schools has been the hardest challenge to date. Schools have their favourites and believe me I know a few of them but none have what I bring to schools. My unique interactive displays for some of my characters are one off and I know others are out to copy because they work so well at historical events and they pull in crowds. As an entertainer or a reenactor the biggest crowd round your tent is a sign your doing something people want to listen to. So ask yourself, is taking a step outside your box worth a go? Are your class missing out on an experience that will last forever and remember you as the teacher that brought them that memory?