Education

Under the heading – History brought to life…….in YOUR school! – ‘Select Society’ has made numerous appearances at State and Independent Schools across the UK.

History is ‘brought to life’ in the guise of the ‘characters’ that we offer, affording students the opportunity to be informed in a constructive and engaging manner and, in these times of economic difficulty, as we visit your school, there is no requirement for expensive coach travel or entrance fees!

Specialising in aspects of the Key Stage 2 syllabus, the programmes we offer are a cost effective way of meeting educational requirements whilst adding colour and spectacle. Importantly, we can tailor our visit to meet the specific requirements of your teaching scheme.

Our presentations are offered as either ‘half-day’ or ‘whole-day’ programmes, and relate to:

• King Henry VIII and Life in Tudor Times
• Tudor Exploration
• Slavery
• Victorian School Room

Each of our presentations is supported by historically authentic costume, furniture, and ‘props’, with which we ‘set the scene’, and stimulate interest and curiosity. We supply all learning materials and resources: work sheets, work books and other resources appropriate to the syllabus.

Our presentations are ‘character based’ in that students meet the historical person concerned who will, in turn, speak and conduct themselves in the style and custom of the period represented. Throughout there is ample opportunity for Q & A and students are encouraged to interact with the historical character.

King Henry VIII & Life in Tudor Times – Programme Options:

A ‘half-day’ (morning) programme is based on 1 x class (of approx 30 pupils). Pupils have an ‘Audience’ with the King, an organised activity, and receive ‘gifts from the King’ at the conclusion of the presentation. Our Fee for the ‘half-day’ programme is based upon 1 x class although additional classes may be added (in multiples of approx 30 pupils), with a slight increase in cost due to the provision of additional resources. We supply all materials and resources.

A ‘whole-day’ (morning and afternoon) programme is based on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils). Pupils have an ‘Audience’ with the King and a range of activities, before and after lunch, and receive ‘gifts from the King’ at the conclusion of the presentation. Our Fee for the ‘whole day’ programme is based upon 1 x class although additional classes may be added (in multiples of approx 30 pupils), with a slight increase in cost due to the provision of additional resources. We supply all materials and resources.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to have more than 2 classes (approx 60 students) on a ‘whole-day’ programme.

Some schools prefer the option of two x ‘half-day’ programmes – the morning presentation to one class is repeated, in the afternoon, to a second class.

Master Simpkin (Tudor Exploration) – Programme Option:

PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is offered as ‘half-day’ (morning) programme only.

The ‘half-day’ programme is based on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils). Pupils are exposed to a range of issues and concepts and take part in organised activities. Our Fee for the ‘half-day’ programme is based upon 1 x class although additional classes may be added (in multiples of approx 30 pupils), with a slight increase in cost due to the provision of additional resources. We supply all materials and resources.

William Knight (18th century Slave Trader) – Programme Option:

PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is offered as ‘half-day’ (morning) programme only.

The ‘half-day’ programme is based on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils). Pupils are exposed to a range of issues and concepts and take part in organised activities. Our Fee for the ‘half-day’ programme is based upon 1 x class although additional classes may be added (in multiples of approx 30 pupils), with a slight increase in cost due to the provision of additional resources. We supply all materials and resources.

Mr Mackett (Victorian School Room) – Programme Options:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the resource intensive nature of this presentation, it is offered on the basis on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils) at a time.

A ‘half-day’ (morning) programme is based on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils). Pupils are introduced to a range of concepts and take part in organised activities. Each pupil receives a gift for ‘Attendance’. Our Fee for the ‘half-day’ programme is based upon 1 x class. Pupils are encouraged to dress in the Victorian style. We supply all materials and resources.

A ‘whole-day’ programme is based on 1 x class (approx 30 pupils). Pupils experience a range of additional activities including ‘Victorian Play Time’. Each pupil receives a gift for ‘Attendance’. Our Fee for the ‘whole-day’ programme is based upon 1 x class. Pupils are encouraged to dress in the Victorian style. We supply all materials and resources.

Some schools prefer the option of two x ‘half-day’ programmes – the morning presentation to one class is repeated, in the afternoon, to a second class. Pupils are introduced to a range of concepts and take part in organised activities. Each pupil receives a gift for ‘Attendance’.


Our presentations prove increasingly popular (particularly those by ‘King Henry’) and dates for this academic year are already filling up.

We will be pleased to discuss dates and your school’s requirements.

Visits by each of our ‘characters’’ is covered by an ‘Equity’ policy of public liability insurance (in the sum of £10m).

PLEASE NOTE: Our scale of fees remain unchanged since 2008!!!!

A colour brochure entitled ’Bringing History to Life in YOUR School!’ is available and may be obtained via the ‘Contact Us’ messaging facility.

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