Viking Activity Day
Viking Activity Day
Roman Activity Day
Roman Activity Day
Stone Age Activity Day
Stone Age Activity Day

New for 2019, Greeks and Egyptian Days plus our ever popular Roman and Stone Age Education Days 

CONKERS is offering KS2 children the opportunity to learn more about the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and Stone Age through a range of interactive workshops. We are proud to be working with the Yeo Theatre Company and are extremely excited to be able to offer a mix of theme days and dates for you to choose from in September 2019. Book early to avoid disappointment!!

  • Romans 25th and 26th September 
  • Greeks 2nd October
  • Egyptians 3rd October 
  • Stone Age 9th and 10th October 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your class to CONKERS soon for your Viking or Roman or Stone Age Heritage Theme Day. Feedback from previous years has told us that many teachers like to prepare their class for an educational visit to CONKERS, because, the children get so much more out of the day if they have touched on the topics in class beforehand. So here is a brief description of the workshops your class will be enjoying in a few weeks’ time when they visit CONKERS.

Our Roman Days 

  • Meet a Centurion - join the Legion! The Britons are revolting, and we need new soldiers to defeat them. Find out what it takes to join the most disciplined army in the ancient world.
  • Life under the Romans - meet a slave, and learn about life in a Roman Villa.  Also, discover the exotic foods the Romans brought with them.
  • Building a Better Britain - children compare and contrast a number of Roman inventions to do with bathing, road building and central heating and create an aqueduct in competition with each other.
  • Meet Boudicca - children have an audience with Queen Boudicca! She tells the story of her life so far and enlists the children into her army.
  • Roman Mosaics - what villa is complete without mosaics? Learn how to arrange your tesserae, and make beautiful floors, and works of art.
  • Celts & Druids - children meet a British Roman to discover what life was like before the Romans arrived and how it has changed.

Our Stone Age Days  

  • Meet a Tribe Member - when you enter this workshop, sit down, be quiet and wait to see what is happening!
  • Beliefs & Burials - children discuss the beliefs of Stone and Bronze Age peoples and explore their worshipping practices and rituals. 
  • From Hunters to Farmers - children compare and contrast the difference in lifestyle between hunter gatherers and early farmers. What do they hunt and gather? And what role does technology play? 
  • Weapons - from picking up a rock, to shooting a missile. Learn how our ancestors developed the tools to hunt and survive, in a dangerous world.
  • Trading in Stone Age - a History Explorer takes the children on a journey, following Stone Age peoples on their travels. Where did they go to trade, how did they get there and what were they hoping to trade? 
  • Grinding Grain - after gathering grains from the fields, the next step is to grind them into flour. Children grind some grain using both a saddle quern and a rotary quern and compare the two. They take their flour back to class.

Our Greek Days

  • Home Life Do you have to do chores at home? Which jobs do your parents do? Children examine the roles and tasks of the different members of the Ancient Greek family and compare this to their own families. They discover what family life was like. 
  • Greek Law and Order - Learn how the Greeks organised their society and created a justice system. If any of the students have been especially naughty, there may have to be a trial!
  • Theatre with Aristophanes- Children will investigate how the arts and theatre were a very important part of Ancient Greek cultural life. They will learn about famous playwrights and theatrical inventions and may even stage a small play!
  • From Magic to Medicine - Through a discussion of various diseases, injuries and hygiene, children will find out how the Ancient Greeks dealt with someone who was poorly. Food, magic and the gods play a big part.
  • Gods & Heroes - Children delve into the world of gods and heroes. The wrath of the gods must be averted, but one must know how and where to worship them properly.
  • Greek Warriors - What kind of soldier will you be? It depends on your status in society. Children undergo some soldier training (under strict supervision of course!) and experience army life.

Our Egyptian Days

  • Journey to the Afterlife - From mummification to the weighing of your heart – what happens when you die? Meet the embalmer and listen to his secrets. Someone will be embalmed!
  • Entertainment for the Pharaoh - Children play a variety of Ancient Egyptian games and have fun!
  • Magical Medicine - Through a discussion of various diseases, injuries and hygiene, children will find out how the Ancient Egyptians dealt with someone who was poorly. Bitten by a snake? Stung by a scorpion? Find out what to do.
  • Dress like an Egyptian - What do we wear and why would you wear a cone on your head? Children explore how different garments and colours are linked to status. The making of linen is also discussed.
  • Egyptian Life - The children discover what it was like to live like an Egyptian, and how the ancient cities were laid out. 
  • Pyramid Building - Find out how the Ancient Egyptians built such massive structures without the aid of modern technology, and why they were so important. 

The Warrens
A new underground adventure with 70 metres of tunnels to explore. Will you dare to navigate the labyrinth of tunnels and discover what’s underground?

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