The Mayan people are an interesting race. Find out about this civilisation, discovered by the Spanish in the 15th century. The Spanish were following the spices route. They were looking for a new way to get to The Indias. They discovered the new world completely by accident.
Learn how to talk and count like a Mayan. You will learn about their love of astrology. It helped them to predict many things. Learn about their culture and what went on in their daily life. You will get a chance to play the deadly ball game. It is the first ball game recorded in the American continent. Be warned, winning may not be what you expect! We cover many aspects of the Mayan people. We look at some of their farming techniques. They enabled them to farm the land, making the best use of the terrain. They have specific rituals that are required before burying their dead. They also believed in creatures known as the Alux. They were very lucky, but could also be quite naughty!
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?
It is a totally worthwhile experience! Robbie is fantastic, the children easily warm to him and he has a great sense of humour. I am impressed with how much knowledge about the Mayans he could share with the children. And they have absorbed so much of it! Thank you!
Laura Atherton, Y5/6 Teacher
Exceptional value for money. Children were engaged and motivated throughout the day. Meaningful drama really helped deepen understanding. Robbie is excellent at keeping the children engaged. Book it!
Sim Street, Y6 Teacher
A fantastic, action packed day, which is full of facts and information. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves. You did this amazingly despite the difficult children. Thank you.
Hannah Smith, Deputy Headteacher
Fantastic, engaging and interactive for the children. It challenged and inspired our children. It gave the children an insight to the Mayan way of life. Very professional, cannot rate it highly enough.
Philippa Jones, History Co-ordinator Y4
A non-stop day that the children really enjoyed. They loved the dramatic activities and were unaware about how much they were learning. Great!
Rosie Knipe, Assistant Head Teacher
An amazing afternoon. The children were all engaged all the time. What an opportunity – to learn from someone with such amazing knowledge and to see/touch artefacts.
A boy in my class, who has hardly spoken since September, performed his part perfectly with a loud clear voice, with appropriate actions. A triumph!
Chocolate tasting, ball games, frog dance, sacrifice and death rituals... what a brilliant day! This was a fantastic start to our Mayan topic – thank you!
A fun, interactive experience for all the children. They learned so much in a short time. Really knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter. Thank you!
A creative and engaging workshop jam-packed with lots of information. The children loved being involved in the drama, examining the wide selection of artefacts and resources which brought the whole experience to life!
Thank you – the children really enjoyed themselves and the quiz at the end was a good rounding up of the day’s learning. They loved the teachers being Gods.
We saw what a real life Mayan looked like! Waleed (aged 11)
Children were fully engaged in all activities which were professionally and entertainingly delivered.