Posted by Kevin Hicks on 4th February 2013
Getting hands-on experience is a great way of igniting a passion to learn and this summer we're re-launching a brilliant new children's activity, where two teams are pitted against each other to load and fire two replica canons. These mini workshops are great for family events and history days, suitable for young children from 4-11 years old, The Canon Race is an excellent way to engage and entertain younger visitors.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 30th January 2013
I'm currently building a model castle that youngsters can build. The castle is based upon the keep at Rochester Castle and will be a fantastic new addition to the History Squad school workshop repertoire. I'll keep you all posted once it's complete.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 8th November 2012
Below is a link to a promo for Instruments of Death - new to Yesterday channel, Monday nights at 9pm from 12th November. Don't miss it!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG71bS5VhS0&feature=youtu.be
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 16th September 2012
This August bank holiday at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall we launched a brilliant new hands-on children’s activity – the Canon Race. Instead of children watching history being re-enacted we wanted to give them a chance to re-create it themselves, by learning how to load and fire two ship’s canons, one French & one British. The children raced against each other as gun crews and loaded the guns in correct sequence; the first one to fire scored a point for their team.