I am a historical reenactor who has spent the last 15 years working in the education sector. I am a member of the Taunton Garrison Historical Reenactment Group and their Official Historian. The Historical Reenactment Society can cater for all year groups from KS1 to KS4. We can custom design sessions and/or days around school timetables and a school's curriculum.
Be it: an archer at Agincourt or Bosworth Field, a Tudor barber-surgeon, a musketeer from the English Civil War, a rebel or redcoat from the Monmouth Rebellion or a WWI Tommy from the horrors of the Somme - we can provide your pupils with an inspiring and memory-making day!
Tailor made days - full reenactment clothing and equipment - interactive activities - lesson plans available - follow up work available - parent & teacher workshops - whole school history day planning and much more. All our sessions are fully insured and staff DBS checked.
Here's what we can do!
Medieval Barber Surgeon
The Spanish Armada
The Gunpowder Plot
Tudor weapons display
Tudor Barber Surgeon
Elizabethan life including: plots, enemies, exploration and pirates
English Civil War King vs Parliament
English Civil War battle talk
English Civil War weapons display
English Civil War dress a soldier
English Civil War drill (pupils as well!)
English Civil War Barber Surgeon
The Monmouth Rebellion 1685
Weapons display royalist vs rebel
Military drill (pupils as well!)
Historical discussion on repurcussions leading to the Glorious Revolution
Diorama of battlefield to view
Dress a soldier
A battlefield tour is available for this period!
A Tommy in your classroom
A Tommy's life (kit, daily routine, battle, diet, injuries and shell shock)
How Europe collapsed into war
The Early Years
The Sea War
The Air War
The War on the Eastern Front
The War in the Middle East
The Home Front
The Year of Mutiny & Revolution
The Year of Victory & Despair