HISTORY DAYS

Tempus Fugit Educational Theatre provide a complete day of performances and activities relating to your individual history topics for up to 60 children. (More children can be catered for by individual negotiation).

Below are 9 examples of our History Days which cover the following periods:
Egyptian
Greek
Early Britons
Celts and Romans
Anglo Saxon
Viking
Norman
World War 1

Also available are History Days on;

Tudors
Elizabethans
Victorians
World War II

All activities can be tailored to your individual requirements. All sessions are led by two qualified and experienced Primary school teachers and professional actors/ musicians with enhanced CRB.

All our History Days end with a performance that you may feel appropriate to invite guests to (either other classes within the school or the parents of the children involved).

All our History Days cost £500 plus VAT.

Examples:

EGYPTIAN

Newly Revised Egyptian History Day.

The Day begins with our Ancient Egyptian show introducing the children to Nebumum, an ancient Egyptian Architect busy preparing the tomb for Tutankhamen. He introduces the children to a variety of Gods and some Egyptian customs. After break we convene back in the hall for drama games and role play on the theme of Egyptian society and Gods. The children will then be divided into groups to create short improvised scenes on a variety of Egyptian topics. After lunch the children will develop these scenes and then they will perform them to each other. At 2pm the day will culminate with another of our Egyptian shows this time on the theme of everyday society and customs when we meet Aida an Egyptian mother busy preparing her family meal. She will enlist some of  the children into helping her with her chores as she tells them about her life. Finally getting some children to help her illustrate (by means of a  a masked play let)  the Myth of Ra, Nut and Bast.

NEW EARLY BRITONS HISTORY DAY
The day begins with our "Rock up with the early Britons" show where mad archaeologist Angela dresses some children in the costume of the period, to tell the story of Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron age man. Giving some children tasks to do around the settlement fire as she enlightens them on how our ancient ancestors lived. After break we will then convene back in the school hall for a drama workshop of games and role play activities related to the topic before children are divided into smaller groups to create short improvised scenes to tell the story of life in an ancient British settlement. After lunch the children will then create using natural materials (twigs, vines, moss etc) their own Iron Age Celtic Druid headdresses . Finally the day comes to a close with a final performance about Ancient Celtic life as they join Braca around the fire as she prepares the family meal and regales them with stories of Celtic heroes and Gods. Finally the Druid priest will enlist the children's help to perform a simple Druid blessing ceremony using percussion instruments and voice.

GREEK (Example 1)
The day will begin with our new ancient Greek Olympic show after which the children will be divided into teams to train for their own mini Olympic Games. (We will need the use of some of your P.E. equipment). Then after lunch it is off to the theatre where Aristophanes we be preparing his latest play; The Task of Perseus but will need the children’s help using mask, music and acrobatic vocal techniques.

GREEK (Example 2)
The day begins with our show about Greek gods and Myths. After this the children will be divided into groups of 10 to create their own plays about their favourite Greek gods which they will then perform to the rest of the group. After lunch they will be visited by Daphne, a Greek rhapsoidoi, (street entertainer), who will tech them about ancient Greek life. The day will conclude with a rousing song to celebrate ancient Greek life.

INVADERS AND SETTLERS (Example 1)
We will start with a meeting with Boudicca, Queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who tells us her dramatic life story and her plans for rebellion. After that we go to military training camp where the children will be divided into groups of Celts and Romans. They will learn about the different battle techniques and will then make for themselves a replica (cardboard) shield. After lunch the children will display their acquired knowledge to the opposing group. (There will be no physical contact/ combat). The day will culminate with our play about Romulus and Remus and the Foundation of Rome.

INVADERS AND SETTLERS (Example 2)

Vikings
The day begins with our new Viking Life show , where the children will be informed of all aspects of Viking Life and will be enlisted to help Freya with her chores around the home. After break the children will be divided into groups to create their own scratch play on the theme of Viking myths which they will perform to one another directly after lunch. The day will culminate with our ever popular show about Viking beliefs and the interactive storytelling of Thors Hammer.

INVADERS AND SETTLERS  (Example 3)

Anglo- Saxons
The day will commence with our dramatic storytelling of the Anglo-Saxon myth of Beowulf. After which the children will learn details of Anglo- Saxon life and beliefs and will be divided into groups to devise and create their own scratch performances about their favourite Anglo-Saxon God or Hero. After lunch they will perform their work to one another. The day will end with our new Anglo -Saxon show hosted by Abbess Hild about the Early Christians of Britain.

INVADERS AND SETTLERS  (Example 4)

Normans
The Day begins with our new show about 1066 and the Norman Invasion. After break the children will learn about aspects of life in Norman Britain and will learn the complex hierarchy of the feudal system. The children will then be divided into groups to devise short playlets to illustrate the social structure, which they will then perform to one another. The day will culminate with our ever popular Medieval knights and Castles
show.

NEWLY REVISED ROMAN HISTORY DAY

The Day begins with our "Boudicca : Romans in Britain" show when Boudicca enlists the children into joining her rebellion against the Roman conquerors. Telling the story of the Roman invasion of Britain from the Celtic view point. After break we will convene back in the hall for a workshop on battle techniques. In a controlled manner the children will learn about Roman and Celtic tactics. Some children will be chosen to demonstrate the Shield Wall, the Tortua (Tortoise) and the wedge while others the Celtic tactics ...be prepared for a lot of noise! After lunch we will convene once more in the hall for drama games and role play on a Roman theme. Finally at 2pm we will draw the day to the close with our play on "The Foundation of Rome and the story of Romulus and Remus" At 3 o'clock we will hand the children back to you.

WORLD WAR 1 HISTORY DAY
The day will begin with our brand new World War I History show which involves the children in many different aspects of Life in the trenches and many World War I songs.
After this the children will be taught an army drill and then they will learn a variety of World war I songs with Robert Vicar accompanying the children on the piano and Suzy Wilson leading the singing. Then, through improvisation, the children will create a brief performance/ assembly to be performed to the rest of the school
(and invited parents and guests at your discretion), giving a brief but memorable summary of all that they have learnt about World War I. We will also bring in a number of World War I artefacts, some authentic, some representational, for the children to look at and handle.


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