Topics Covered

The Great Plague
The Origins
How it Spread
Village of Eyam
Plague Symptoms


Germ Test
Plague-related Artefacats
Drama & Roleplay
Opportunities to ask Questions
Big Quiz to round off the Day!

NOTE: If we are working with one class for a full day, we can go into more depth with certain topics if you wish us to.

In More Detail…

To begin with, let us teach your students about how the plague began. What caused it? Where did it spread to? How deadly was it?

Once the students reach the story of the village of Eyam, there will be a chance to re-enact (in groups) and dramatise how the plague spread through the village. They will get a chance to show how panic and fear may have spread through the people. They will see how the village decided to isolate themselves from the outside world so as to contain the plague – even if that meant certain death for the inhabitants.

Why not book our workshop and let your students bring alive one of the worst times to be alive!


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Group Size

Up to 90 children (3 classes) can take part in a full days workshop. For large groups we will need to split the day up slightly.


A big hall is ideal for large groups. However quite often we can fit into one or more classrooms dependent on the group size.



Still not made your decision? So then, why not check out our FAQ page.

Want to enhance your teaching?

Check out our YouTube channel for free videos covering all aspects of history. In addition to this you will find free worksheets linked in the descriptions.

Meanwhile, if you have a particular subject you’d like us to make a video about, let us know and we’ll certainly add it to our list!

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