Gunpowder, treason and plot

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About this session

Key Stage 1 | Subject: History, English, Drama  | Topic: Stuarts | Session Type: Route-based

It is November 1605. A plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament has just been foiled and the plotters have been brought to the Tower for interrogation. 

Join one of King James I’s courtiers as he tells the story of Guy Fawkes' infamous plot and discover what happened once the plotters were uncovered.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Learn key features of the Gunpowder Plot through questioning and participation.
  • Compare and contrast life today with life in the 1600s.
  • Develop historical enquiry skills and an understanding of chronology.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • The lives of significant individuals (Guy Fawkes).
  • Significant events beyond living memory.
  • Maintain attention and participate.

Booking information

Monday - Friday (Autumn term only)
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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