Having left the Corporate world of IT 7 years ago, I decide that I had some unfished business with education. I enrolled in university and studied history gaining a BA Hons Degree. Being nearly 40 I had to use what I studied so I set up my own history business with the goal of telling the tales from the past in an engaging, inspiring and immersive way. Being severely dyslexic I have always struggled with learning the ‘normal’ way and if I was going to set up my own history business then it had to deliver in a style that I would have wanted to have been taught in.
My business allows children to be creative, to use their amazing imaginations, to smell, touch and taste the past. History has such an important role to play in children’s futures as history is the way we learn from the past to create a better and brighter future for all. In the past 4 years I have met some amazing children all with the desire to learn, to be thrilled and to be inspired. There is no better feeling than see a kid go ‘wow’ when you engage them in the tales of the past and although setting up my business has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, it is without doubt the best and most rewarding road I have and continue to travel.
As I always say #historyROCKS
I have been an avid fan of all things historical for my entire life, since I had a visit at primary school from somebody in strange garb that ended up
being Victorian. Since then I have delved into the immersive world of history and become a living history fanatic. I find living history to be a breathing evolving spectacle that allows people of all ages to really feel the history rather than just see or hear it.
My specialty is Viking/Anglo Saxon history, however, I can turn my hand to most other eras especially 17C Civil war and the feudal Middle Ages…. Anything that means I can carry a sword and yell at people….”
I’ve always been interested in history but failed miserably in exams. Trying to remember parliamentary reform acts from 1832 up until 1914 didn’t exactly excite me but when I joined Ed at the Living History Hub in March 2015 it made me realise how much history we have all around us and how exciting Living History can be, particularly with school children. I run the office and keep all the boys in check although I have my hands full trying to keep Ed’s desk tidy.
Woof Woof ( that’s HI in dog lingo ). I’m Lottie and I help out my dad, Ed with school work. I’m not paid in cash but paid in treats and my favorite, chicken. I think I help children see how history can be fun, with my waggy tail I make children feel at ease. My dad calls me ‘a visual aide’ but I’m much more than that anyway, woof woof ( that means #historyrocks )