About History Alive In Schools

People remember 10% of what they hear, 30% of what they

read, 50% of what they see and 90% of what they do!



With our hands-on, interactive approach to history your pupils can become truly immersed in their history topic - enabling it to be brought ALIVE!!

We strive to both educate & entertain with the aim of stirring the children's imagination and stimulating a lasting interest in the class history project being studied and history in  general.

History Alive In Schools was established in October 1997 [in response to teachers requests for living history demonstrations in schools] by Kathryn Baldwin (now Purchase) - at that time a member of the nationally renowned Carrick 800 Battle Re-enactment Society and a Countryside Ranger/Countryside Interpreter.

Initially HAIS only offered a couple of displays but our knowledge & historical collections have grown significantly allowing the development of several presentations covering a range of different topics.

Our displays have been taken from our base in South Ayrshire out & across Scotland with displays in schools being given as far south as Annan & north to Loch Lomond and Alva. Our displays have also featured in the programmes of After School Clubs, Summer Playschemes, Adult Special Needs Groups and Museum Exhibitions.

Regrettably despite interest from south of the border - due to travel costs, need for overnight accommodation and logistics our school visit activities are restricted to SCOTLAND ONLY (mainly South West Scotland & Central Belt) - our talks are developed to cover the topics from a local/Scottish view point as laid out in the requirements of the National Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.