Bring your history topics to life with a School Visit

2artefactsmagnifyclosewhitebkgdiron age warrior wht cropGripping History provides memorable and informative historical school visits for children in EYFS through to Key Stage 3 in East Anglia and the East Midlands. If you are teaching a Unit of Work covering history from prehistory to the 14th century, Gripping History will bring your topic to life.

At Gripping History our preference is to discuss with you the needs of your children, your key learning objectives and shape these into a tailored programme for your school, although we have many suggestions to offer about suitable activities.

All learning activities are supported by a range of artefacts for handling and exploration, and led by Cathy Murphy, an engaging teacher and experienced re-enactor.

 Inspire children with our Teaching Resources

We are proud of our range of resources for teachers. show case raid on lindisfarneEach resource contains a teacher pack, including child facing resources for activities. Also presentations to assist with delivery.  They are written for teachers by teachers.

Resources include an interactive roleplay game focusing on preparing for a voyage, comparing sources on the Raid on Lindisfarne and exploring Saxon and Viking Place Names.

Some of our downloads are free. Others have a small charge.


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GrippingHistory Anglo-Saxon glass jar from Faversham Kent 500-700AD - children often suggest this was a candle holder - but possibly wine glass? Same form as a brandy glass - good for sniffing the bouquet!
About 9 hours ago.
GrippingHistory Torcs were a sign of nobility and high status in the Iron Age. 2nd and 4th from right made from alloy of silver and gold - electrum. 120BC-43AD Lincolnshire
2 days ago.
GrippingHistory Intriguing Iron Age objects, cast bronze spoons for fortune telling. One spoon with hole, one quartered with inlaid dots of different metal in each - I guess we'll never know for certain how these were used. Penbryn, Wales 50BC-100AD
4 days ago.
GrippingHistory Iron Age blue glass beads from Oxfordshire and Cumbria 450BC-43AD
6 days ago.
GrippingHistory I shall be spending the next week emulating the Viking god Ullr - although with undoubtedly less skill!
8 days ago.

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