2018 Festival saw nearly 2,500 pupils from 112 schools.
Bringing together the greatest historians, academics, living historians and TV personalities to educate on curriculum-based subjects, the Festival for Schools excites, inspires and enthuses about history.
On all three days we provide a full Living History programme delivered with expertise and a fresh interactive and immersive approach. This year we are covering the Vikings through to the Age of Chivalry and the Tudors and on to the Second World War. With themes of exploration through history, the story of the home and lots of real historical working artefacts. There is a huge amount for pupils to see and do – and which will help bring the past alive in a unique and exciting way.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we will be introducing a new WWII trench using a scenario from Normandy, June 1944.
The Festival is about getting out of the classroom and bringing history alive in new and exciting ways. We are proud that a large cross-section of schools attend from all over the country.
We are delighted to announce the 2019 programme.
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