Having shot the Long Bow for over forty years, this truly is a passion. We can focus on any angle of the medieval period you wish to cover. Be it the battle of Crecy or Agincourt, or the Wars of the Roses. This character arrives with a full array of weapons to demonstrate and for the children to handle. Using a model head we can demonstrate medieval surgery with the extraction of an arrowhead (recreating the operation carried out on the young Henry the V after the battle of Shrewsbury). We also bring along artefacts such as eating utensils, coins etc., to demonstrate day-to-day life in medieval times. To finish the day there is a demonstration of the longbow.
What you should know:
All sessions are flexible; the minimum duration of a single workshop is around 1 hour and the maximum duration is half a day, so sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable and class numbers; we can deliver to whole school assemblies or smaller groups as required (e.g. 2x half day sessions, 3x 1.5hr sessions or 5x 1hr sessions etc.) and can even deliver 2 different topics in one day if required to benefit maximum number of pupils.
The weapons and equipment are heavy and can be dangerous, and can therefore only be handled if the students are orderly and there is room to do so.
We require at least 75 metres of open grass to be able to shoot the longbow.
Our risk assessment, liability insurance cover and DBS certificate are available on request.
Films with Medieval longbowman(2)