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Rich Man, Poor Man

A full day workshop that turns your class into history detectives!

Using clues from primary sources, including original documents and artefacts from our Collections, your class will become history detectives and solve the riddle about Thomas Lett’s life.

Your pupils can:

  • Address and devise historically valid questions using a range of sources
  • Visit the strong room where original documents and artefacts are held
  • Handle real Elizabethan coins
  • Enjoy a carousel of historically related activities e.g. writing with quill pens, making seals, finding out about the plague, identifying mystery objects from the past and shopping with ‘old money!’
  • Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Hall’s Croft
  • Walk through Stratford-upon-Avon and investigate Tudor architecture

You can also borrow our Shakespeare Loan Box for just £10 (includes replica historical artefacts and facsimile documents).

This session has recently been redesigned to reflect the new National Curriculum.

Available: all year round.
Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Duration: full day

Price: £9.50 per pupil - including all materials and entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Hall’s Croft.

Optimum capacity for all workshops is one class. Please call +44 (0)1789 207131 to discuss alternative group sizes.
One member of staff (free of charge) is required to accompany every eight children.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops.

Download: Rich Man, Poor Man Risk Assessment

Excellent, practical opportunities that we would not be able to replicate in schools. Full on! Thank you!

— Bryn Deri Primary

Excellent context and enthusiastic staff. All pupils were engaged with the activities. Children gained a lot of knowledge. One of their favourite parts was the visit to the archives.

— St. Giles' C of E Primary

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