Crime and Punishment Workshop
Our interactive workshop lets your students get a taste of how crime and punishment was then, and how it is now. Albert Pierrepoint will come and tell you about his life as an executioner. He will bring along with him a selection of real working artefacts.
The students explore crime and punishment through games, exercises and activities in groups. There are plenty of props to play in and there may even be a call for some acting! There is even a chance to recreate some of the historical punishments in a safe environment. This workshop fits around your programme of study. We can give a broad overview of history or focus on select era’s that your students are already studying.
Why Do People Like To Use Us?
First of all, we take you on a journey. In addition to this we use lots props and artefacts to bring our workshops to life. The whole day will involve the children. There will be calls for discussions, acting, performing and educating – all in the same day. As a result, by the end of the day the children will be able to demonstrate a vast array of new knowledge, vocabulary and skills relating to the topic.
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What Do People Think?
Many thanks for the workshop last Friday. We really enjoyed it and the children came out buzzing!
Since the workshop, we have produced some write ups of the workshop with photos and we have used some of the resources from your email. We used the debate as a final end to our topic. Interestingly, all classes were in favour of capital punishment. One said, 'an eye for an eye....' and the general belief was that if you took a life, you should pay with yours. This raised questions about two wrongs not making a right and the fact that some people are wrongly accused. Also about the executioners emotional health, which some children were worried about! Again, thank you very much and I hope to work with you again in future.
Katie Round (Class Teacher)
When searching for a 'stunning start' for our new Theme, I was lucky enough to come across Past Productions through an internet search. I would definitely recommend booking a visit to your school as it was informative, engaging and, most importantly, fun. All abilities were able to access the learning and even children who were reluctant at the start of the day, ended it with new knowledge and a big smile on their face. A fantastic day.
Stuart Polson (Class Teacher)
The staff and childreen thoroughly enjoyed the day, having the chance to experience crime and punishment through the ages first hand! A fantastic way to engage children in our topic and bring history to life.
Jade Sharpes (Class Teacher)
Fantastic fun! Punishments were definitely enjoyed by all children and staff. They have learnt so much. Thank you.
Pupils really enjoyed the session. Well prepared, great subject knowledge. Highly recommended!
The morning was interactive and children were thoroughly engaged. A fabulous Monday morning. The children loved the role play and the use of all the props.
The children loved it and learnt so much. Great use of drama and good variety of activities.
The children had the chance to explore and learn things in a way they would never have normally. Truly brilliant.