Parkfields Middle School, 2015 – About KS3 Medieval Life workshop:
‘From the detailed information during the booking process to the authentic costumes, props, armour and story; the session was extremely enjoyable as well as very educational. You have a perfect recipe to engage and teach about medieval life. I highly recommend Happening History and would go so far as to say they are the best education group we have used.’
“Highly recommended for their professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and amazing array of equipment.”– Ian Dawson, former Director of the SHP, writer, lecturer, consultant and much more! (we recently worked with Ian & Hodder on their medicine through time CD)
Westheath School (100% special needs school):
“Your specialist knowledge and great rapport with the students brought the experience of Life in Medieval times alive for them and they are still discussing the event. Your amazing show certainly allowed them to appreciate two fascinating aspects of Medieval culture” (armour & surgery).
Lindon Bennett School (100% special needs school):
“We are very grateful to you for your kindness, patience and understanding. Your day with us was one of the best we’ve had. Thank you.”
“We had a fantastic time when you came to visit us. The girls gained so much from it – their history came alive! The day ran so smoothly due to the two of you being so well organised and this really enabled the history teachers to also enjoy the day as well. Many thanks.
P.S. We can’t wait till next year!”
‘I would like to say thank you so much for giving our kids such a good experience. The evaluations they filled in showed real enthusiasm, a couple even said their least favourite part of the day was break and lunchtimes! I hope that we will see you again soon.
Netherhall School :
“I thought the two days were excellent. Getting the pupils dressed in medieval costumes was a brilliant idea, they really felt (and looked) the part, and they all kept their hats on throughout. All of you had an excellent manner with the pupils: lively, friendly and calm with a sense of humour. And this certainly helped the sessions go well. There was just the right balance of information and practical hands on activities. The pupils were engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities their roles gave them to interact with you and the rest of their year group: and of course they enjoyed the armour and the leech! . They all really had a fun educational experience. Well done! The year 7 social area has been buzzing with talk of ? the days? all this week! ”
In a quote to the local paper: “In lessons, Year 7 have studied the medieval world and this experience consolidated and deepened their knowledge and understanding of the period in a fun and interactive way.
The whole experience was a resounding success.”
“Dear Discovering Medieval,
Thanks so much for the fantastic two day workshop you did with our Year 7 classes. Both staff and students really enjoyed the activities and they were the highlight of our Medieval Extravaganza.
Your carefully planned workshops were both fun and educational providing the students with an engaging introduction to life in medieval England. In fact you managed an overview of our entire Medieval Realms course in two hours! The students responded well to the competitive edge, and this helped them really focus on the important content of the workshop.
We really appreciated your ability to provide for us exactly what we needed and help support the evening presentation to parents as well.
I would happily and confidently recommend you to any other History Department. Please use my name and contact details if necessary.
Wishing you the best of luck and hopefully see you next year ”
Head of History, Kings School:
“Dear Paul and Karen
I write in order to thank you for bringing ‘Discovering Medieval’ to our school last week. The children greatly enjoyed the presentations and learned much from your presence. This is a tribute to your expertise and knowledge. Your attention to detail was most impressive and the children learnt a huge amount about life in the middle ages. I look forward to you returning next year.”
Head of History, Ewell Castle School
“Dear Karen & Welly, Just a quick note to thank you very much for your visit yesterday. It was pitched exactly right for our boys and I particularly liked the hands on approach. The boys really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot. Look forward to something the same next year. ”