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Time Machine Week

Holding a Time Machine Week in your school is a great way to introduce history topics chronologically and get kids excited about writing.

What is a Time Machine Week?

Many schools get authors to visit around World Book Day in order to get kids into reading and give books a boost. Time Machine Week does the same thing for history and writing. Creative Writing Club founder and children's author Robin Price can visit your school to kick off your week with an interactive assembly and up to 5 history themed creative writing workshops in one day.

Which period of history will your class write about?

Every class from Reception to Y6 can use our interactive writing materials to make up and write historical stories. Choose any period of history from The Big Bang to WW2 (if we don't have a writing frame for the period you want to write about, we could develop one especially for you!) The week can end with an assembly where each class shares their story out with the rest of the school.

Which time period will your class write about? Choose now!

Bring history to life

Robin Price is the author of The Spartapuss series – set in ancient Rome in a world ruled by cats, and the Beowuff saga where Viking dogs battle against Anglo Saxon dogs. In The Olympuss Games – a team of cats are on a quest to get to Mount Olympuss for the games. Robin is a World Book day recommended author who has led workshops for Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Society.

Prices and availability

Call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or email [email protected] for details and a free pdf with Robin's 7 tips for story writing.
or email us saying when you want to hold the event and we'll get back to you with prices and availability. Large groups are no problem.

How to book this workshop


Feedback from teachers:

“Robin’s “Spartapuss” assembly was a fantastic combination of Roman facts, story telling and knockabout comedy, that, whilst entertaining the whole school, also cunningly prepared the ground for their own story writing…”

“Robin’s sessions not only gave children a structure for planning a story, but really excited and inspired them so that they couldn’t wait to get writing!” Richard Smith, Deputy Head, Trafalgar School

How to book this workshop

To inquire about this workshop call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or