Welcome to

A WW2 primary

history workshop for

Key Stages 1 and 2

"Excellent! As well as the artefacts and great activities, loved the timeline where children developed those all important chronology skills " C Jones, y3 teacher, Lancashire


Step back into WW2 with our many GENUINE WW2 artefacts and

fantastic themed tasks in our exciting travelling interactive museum

What was life really like for children and adults in World War Two? To have to cope not only with the rationing and evacuee programmes, but also the Blitz, the Battle of Britain and the threat of invasion? To  live in a time when sticking together and standing strong was not only expected but essential?


Find out now in my exciting, interactive WW2 workshop delivered direct to your school and tailored perfectly to both the current creative curriculum and also the new 2014 National Curriculum for History.


Planned and delivered by myself. an experienced QTS teacher, the workshop takes pupils back in time to the age of the 'Blitz spirit', planned from the ground up with two main aims in mind. One, to bring your Second World War topic to life in a totally new way and two, to teach towards and to expand upon the topic objectives, so that your pupils will learn above and beyond all your expectations.

"A thoroughly exciting and enjoyable session and a fantastic in-school experience!"  

A Pepper, y5 teacher, Sale

Six great WW2 primary workshop

activities to choose from 

(dependent on time and no. of classes)

The workshop is made up of 4 different activities which you can choose to customise your own WW2 experience with, for either a full or half day for one or up to 4 classes dependent on time and budget.  These activities are as follows but are also explained in more detail here on our workshop details pagewhich you can also access by clicking the links below.

exploring WW2 artefacts in a primary school

Handle genuine Second World war artefacts!

blackout on the primary history curriculum

Compete in teams to black out WW2 windows!

using a stirrup pump in a primary school ww2 workshop

Use a real Blitz stirrup pump to knock over targets

delivering a WW2 lesson in a primary school

Follow all the key events of WW2 in a fun roleplay activity

trying WW2 first aid in a primary school

Learn all about how the brave wardens used first aid in WW2

looking at real ww2 documents in a primary school

Find out how much

you have learned!

A primary school WW2 Blitz history workshop for key stage 1 and key stage 2 .in the North West of England in the following areas:  Manchester, Oldham, Wigan, Trafford, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Bolton, Salford, (parts of) Cheshire, (parts of) Derbyshire and Lancashire

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"A perfect alternative to an out of WW2 school history trip or visit and less hassle to organise!" year 5 teacher, Salford