Alex Fellowes and Tim Bleazard have developed two engaging drama and technology sessions to be delivered in school.
The Bradford Poisoning
Your children will travel back in time to Victorian Bradford to find out first-hand about the lives of Victorians and experience one of the most dramatic and deadly episodes in Bradford’s history.
Through a mix of dramatic techniques and exciting technologies we will find out about the lives of the key characters as we bring to life the true story of the Bradford Sweet Poisonings of 1858. We will learn how these terrible events unfolded as children gather evidence to create a theory explaining what happened and which of the characters was to blame. Children will capture their performances through still images and video to create news clips, slideshows and super imposed pictures which can all be added to an e-book and saved as a video.
You will also receive a bank of materials to use after the event to support writing through further historical enquiry and use of technology.
The Fallen Governor, A Roman Murder Mystery
The house slave Marcus was the one who discovered the body. His master Lucius was lying on the floor in the atrium. Marcus knew he had to act quickly. Running back through the vestibulum, he found the huge wooden door open and yelled at the top of his voice, “Help! Help! My master is dying. Fetch a doctor!” It was all too late. Lucius, the Governor of the Roman town of Bradcaster, was dead. Now it’s up to you to see if you can solve what has happened.
Children take active roles as the story unfurls, discovering clues that help them solve the mystery and find out about Roman life in Britain and tensions with the native Celts. iPads will be used by children to help them record their findings and document the experience. There will also be a bank of materials to use after the event to support writing through further historical enquiry and use of technology.
The cost of a half day session, including all materials, is £250.