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(being a most outstanding historical workshop in the comfort of one's school)

Balestra Education Ltd proudly presents the magnificent ..

VICTORIAN INVENTIONS

WORKSHOP

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Take your pupils on an adventure through the Victorian age of ingenuity and invention with 4 fun activities based around genuine inventions and artefacts, in a unique learning experience combining history and science.

Welcome to our Incredible Victorian Inventions workshop, a day-long science and history workshop in the comfort of your school

“Thanks for today; it was great!  The children were absolutely enthralled and the activities were brilliant!”

S. Bromiley, Y6 teacher and Deputy Head, Manchester

"Thank you so much for a wonderful, creative workshop!  It was engaging, relevant and hands-on.  The children relished the opportunity to handle the artefacts and loved dressing up as Victorians during the photo shoot.  First class!"

 

Faye Cooper, Y6 teacher, Bolton

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THE ELECTRIC

TELEGRAPH:

USE A REAL MORSE CODE MACHINE!

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STEAM POWER:

POWER STEPHENSON'S ROCKET!

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

TAKE PICTURES IN COSTUME WITH AN 1880 LENS!

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THE PHONOGRAPH:

MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC BOX SONGS!

WORKSHOP KEY FEATURES

  • Handle and use high quality genuine and replica artefacts such as an Edison Phonograph, Victorian cameras and a working model of Stephenson's Rocket

  • Use the items in fun and original activities such as powering Rocket around a track and taking pictures with an 1880 brass lens

  • Run it your way, to suit your classes and budget with either a full day for a single class or a shared day with up to 4 classes in turn.

  • Suitable for KS1 and KS2 (in slightly different versions, for details click here: KS1 and KS2)