Giving kids across the county their own personal time machine, Gloucestershire Archives is offering free virtual after school clubs for anyone with an interest in history on the first Wednesday of every month.
And this month’s Passport to the Past is an exciting one, taking budding young historians on a perilous journey through the Antarctic on Wednesday 8 September 2021.
Youngsters will hear the story of Edward Wilson, the Cheltenham doctor who joined a hazardous expedition across the world in 1910 – and never returned.
Discovering Wilson’s drawings and paintings from his time in the frozen land, participants will be encouraged to think like an explorer, focusing on the skills and qualities they’d need to survive in the wilderness and how they would record their journey for future generations.
Led by experts, the session will bring historical records to life, giving children aged six to 13 the chance to channel their creativity and engage with local history by taking part in fun activities. As well as meeting new friends with similar interests from across Gloucestershire.
While past sessions have followed the lives of Victorian school children and provided a sneak peek into grand manor houses, kids can look forward to learning all about the best-loved toys and games from times gone by in future events.
Participants must register for Passport to the Past online and will receive a free resources pack to use in the session, as well as a Zoom link to access the event on the day.
For more information, and to book tickets, visit gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives.