Background/Booking & Costing Information

History Alive in Schools is covered by full Public Liability Insurance and our Speaker(s) undergo regular Enhanced Disclosure Scotland checks/PVG Disclosures in relation to other employments (details on request).

Displays vary in duration - most now REQUIRE the longer morning slot in school owing to the content and amount of supporting equipment.  However, those specifically designed for younger pupils can easily fit into the shorter afternoon period. 

Due to logistical issues and the increased size of our displays it is no longer feasible to continue to offer double talk days (where I have to 'quick change' at lunch time) - moving one display, setting up a second and getting changed & trying to get a bite to eat is impossible.  Bookings from now on will only be for single topic sessions per day (full days are feasible where it is the same topic i.e. WW2 or large class groups requiring extended time for workshop).  I am willing to travel as often as required by schools and will still offer multiple talk discounts but bookings will now only be for single topic days.

As a solo concern our main area of operation is limited to a travel radius of about a one to one and a half hour journey from any of my available 3 bases (home in South Ayrshire), relatives home in North Ayrshire or family caravan near Loch Lomond).  Sadly I cannot travel too far owing to caring responsibilities.  I do welcome any and all enquiries & will explore possibilities but if the journey time is felt too far or requires extended stay away then sadly I might not be able to offer my services.

There is no upper limit for numbers in an audience for displays in schools although we will require assistance from school staff for supervision during the hands on sessions especially in very large groups & of course ample space to hold all the children and able safety during handling activities.  Where there are large numbers - extended session time might also be more practical than trying to rush big groups - enabling all to participate fully and have the best quality workshop.

Each session (either morning or afternoon) costs a basic £80 (payable on day of display preferably) - a travel contribution is also charged and this will be calculated using the RAC Route Planner fuel cost calculator - based on a standard consumption/diesel vehicle & current cost of fuel.

Pricing is correct as of March 2019 but is subject to review each tax year end and any necessary revision during the year.


 For Bookings and Availability Contact:-

 Kathryn Purchase, History Alive In Schools

25 Kirkbride Crescent, Crosshill, Ayrshire, KA19 7RQ

Telephone - 01655 740156 or 07922133575

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