• History Camps

DAILY TIMES 9.30am-4.30pm
Extra Time Club available 8.30am-5.30pm

Informative and engaging sessions
Run by our amazing team in collaboration with History Off the Page.

3-DAY CAMP
History Off the Page is a 3-day History Camp best enjoyed as the full camp but also includes a daily booking option.

SUITABLE FOR All
History Off the Page has been designed to deliver History in a fun and accessible way for children aged 7 – 11 (KS2 Aged).

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, BE AT YOUR BEST

From their bases in Cambridgeshire and in Hertfordshire, History Off the Page’s experienced teachers have been leading inspirational and exciting in-school workshops for over twenty-five years.

Covering every aspect of the primary history curriculum, from The Stone Age to World War II, the children not only learn about the past, but experience it. They discover what it would have been like to have been in London in 1666 during the Great Fire, why it was best to stay on the good side of Pharaoh Akhenaten or find out how the Victorians made going to The Seaside so popular.

As well as delivering fantastic days in schools, History Off the Page has recently worked with, amongst others, Sky VIP, Sky History, and the Imperial War Museum Duxford, to produce bespoke history events.

Camp Programme

The British History Experience with ‘History Off the Page’

Be transported back in time and immerse yourself in three key periods of British History with our unique history camp. Day 1 begins in Britannia (Roman Britain) in 60 AD, Day 2 travels to a Viking settlement in Wessex in 878 AD, and Day 3 is set in an English village where children would have been evacuated during World War II.

Each day uses a blend of practical handcrafts, drama, and role-play to inspire children about history. All workshops feature:

• A full day of immersion in the subject, led by an experienced, qualified teacher
• Making sessions that allow children to try their hands at historical crafts
• Strong emphasis on learning whilst having fun

Children experience the topic through immersive role-play and imagination. Our staff will transform St George’s School into an amazing historical setting. The children take home and keep everything that they make during the camp!

Life in Roman Britain

Set in a Roman fort in Britannia in 60 AD, the day begins with news that Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni tribe, is leading a revolt against Roman rule. As the soldiers and their commander have left the fort to investigate, the children help to keep the fort running by working to produce mosaics and design wall paintings, produced on wet plaster. They also make their own identity badges to show that they are part of Legion IX. In the afternoon, they take part in plays or train to be soldiers, whilst hoping for news that the Roman army has defeated the rebels.

The Viking Era

It is AD 878 and the Vikings have taken over much of England. Our Viking encampment is in Wessex, a part of England that is still under the rule of King Alfred, the Saxon king. As word spreads of King Alfred’s plans to gather an army to chase out the invading Vikings, the children discover how self-sufficient people were, for example, in weaving their own cloth and making their own pots. They also learn about the superstitions of the day, making clay models of ugly faces, to prevent the evil elves from making the villagers sick! The children get to handle artefacts, such as a Viking warrior’s helmet (which didn’t have horns!) and chain mail. In the afternoon, they become archaeologists, carefully mapping out a chosen area, as they unearth long buried jewellery, arrow heads and other historical objects from the Viking era.

Homefront 1940

It is October 1940 and with the ongoing threat of bombing raids on the big cities, Operation Pied Piper has led to the evacuation of millions of children for their safety. On just their second day in the village of Combourwick, out in the Cambridgeshire countryside, the evacuees meet their new teacher for the first time. Expectations of behaviour in class were very different and the lessons include sums using pounds, shillings and pence, as well as what to do during an air raid. In the afternoon there is plenty of opportunity for role play, as the children act as 1940s shopkeepers and shoppers, putting into practice the lessons from the morning. Will they meet the formidable Mrs Peabody, who seems to find out about everything that happens in the village?

DATES AND VENUES

15th – 17th August St George’s School