History in a Day


History is such a huge part of the curriculum and can be a fantastic way to teach other subjects such as maths and English too.  We’re big history fans and we love working with children to inspire and motivate their learning.

We can work with up to 4 classes in one school day, covering up to 4 history topics.  This helps you make the most of the time and the budget and gives up to 140 children a fantastic, educational experience.

All of our History in a Days encourage children to become more curious about the history of the UK and the wider world. Our sessions are planned to encourage enquiry and discussion and allow children to develop chronological knowledge, as well as contextual understanding of how people lived and the impact of historical periods on how we live today.

Choose either Learn and Present or Explore, both are explained below:


Based on the always popular Play in a Day format, a Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. This format is suitable for 1 class and 1 topic.

Pupils spend a full day with one of our experienced practitioners doing drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll explore key aspects of the chosen topic and create a short performance which is packed full of facts and information.

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and the rest of the school.  It’s loads of fun and the chance to share their learning helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.


The Explore format gives you up to 4 workshops across the day (these happen one after the other and are delivered by one of our experienced practitioners.)

  • You can either choose to have all of these workshops on the same theme – great if you’ve got multiple classes in each year.
  • Or you can choose to have each workshop on a different topic, based on what each class is studying.

Each class works on the topic in a creative way, learning historical information, facts, dates and about key figures.   This is all delivered through drama games and activities which makes the learning fun and accessible to all.

See below for the 17 history topics we offer. 

You can find out more about each of our ‘In a Day’ topics by following the links below:

Ancient Greeks

World War 2 

Anglo Saxons



Early Islamic Civilisations

The Mayans

The Plague

Great Fire of London

Knights & Castles

Florence Nightingale


Pool of Life (History of Liverpool)

The Romans

Stone Age to Iron Age

The Tudors

The Victorians

History Learn and Presents and Explore Days are available across the country and at any day during the school year.

Your full day delivery will be by one of our talented and experienced team.  (All staff are DBS checked.)

Bookings can be made quickly and simply by calling us on 0151 443 0333 or email us: hello@altru.co.uk