Significant Individuals

Columbus and Armstrong

Exploring the life and times of these two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, your pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men.

One facilitator visits your school in role as the Time Traveller and works with a class at a time, taking the children on imaginary journeys back to the 15th Century and then to the 20th Century. They will embark on a voyage from Genoa heading west across the ocean and launch into space in Apollo 11.

Workshops also available with a sole focus on either Christopher Columbus or Neil Armstrong – if interested in booking one of these, please just mention this in your enquiry.

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner

  • 1969 Moon Landings Anniversary (20th July)
  • World Space Week (4th-10th October 2023)

All the children were engaged and loved bringing the explorers to life. The content was related to the curriculum and its objectives.

Danielle Salisbury, Outwood Primary School, Cheadle

  • Length of session: 60 minutes

  • Price: £142 + VAT

  • Number of Children: up to 30

  • Extra children are negotiable

  • All facilitators are DBS checked

Key Areas
  • Qualities of an explorer

  • Christopher Columbus: early life, first voyage, the debates surrounding his legacy

  • Neil Armstrong: early life, journey to the moon, legacy

  • Similarities and differences between the two explorers