We have delivered many successful educational workshops over the last ten years on the Tudors, and are proud to present our activities for schools. Our best workshop!
A typical day brings a royal visit from King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn, or Catherine Parr, or Queen Elizabeth I [above], as you wish.
Sessions may involve more than two costumed educators as you require [and budgets allow – up to seven is possible in a day] for larger schools, so students benefit from a carousel of activities on a variety of topics: music and dance, courtesy and etiquette, life in the Royal Palace, medicine and surgery, falconry and hunting, the contrast between rich and poor, clothing, food, religion, and warfare.
Topics covered include:
- The Tudor family,
- The Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485
- Henry VIII’s six queens
- The King’s Great Matter
- The dissolution of the monasteries
- The Act of Supremacy
- The Tudor legacy.
Our selection of objects for role-play, study and handling is second to none – after lunch we can offer writing with quill and ink, creating pomanders and making Tudor flags, and we can finish off the day with a display of longbow, crossbow and a BANG from a Tudor musket if conditions allow (this entails us changing into lower class clothing at lunchtime). See Twitter link below.
Here is our display set up on stage in the Lecture theatre in Birkenhead school: