We deliver history in a variety of settings including primary schools, secondary schools and home education.
In all environments and in partnership with schools we organise field trips to support the learning, ranging from an afternoon at a prehistoric site to three day tours.
We embrace experiential and outdoor learning, the benefits of which for both students and teachers are becoming increasingly appreciated and recognised. Indeed, 10 years ago Ofsted prepared a report* on the benefits of outdoor learning - the first finding being:
"When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development"
A barrier to outdoor learning and one that often remains today is resource to deliver lessons outside the classroom.
We are members of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and are accredited with their Quality Badge. We are also members of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the Council for British Archaeology. Our activities range from timelines in the playground, visits to ancient sites to learning around the campfire - something we call Fireside Philosophy. The students are immersed in the historic landscape in which they can discover the past first hand, where they can learn, analyse, criticise and question often refreshingly away from the influence and distraction of mobile data.
* Learning Outside the Classroom; how far should you go, October 2008.