Presentations & Research

Our history presentations can cover all age ranges; from primary school pupils through to adult groups. All presentations are designed to be engaging and bespoke to each group. These range from hands-on re-enactments through to guide presentations and drama performances.

History Workshops and Presentations

Our presentations and workshops offer a unique hands-on approach which will bring the history to life. Through our various characters, we can offer presentations and object handling sessions that are fun and engaging. This can be over a whole day and covers all age ranges. Presentations are delivered to an audience in the first person context in authentic uniform/costume with the use of accurate historical working props and scenery.

Schools

Our school workshops are designed to immerse your pupils in the history. Through object handling and role play your pupils will have the opportunity to discover a range of History topics.

Our school workshops can cover KS2, KS3 and KS4. These workshops can be used to reinforce what has been taught in lessons or used to introduce a new topic to your pupils in a fun and engaging way.

On its own or part of your tour package, these workshops can provide a fun and engaging learning experience that your pupils can transfer into their academic work.

As part of a package this presentation can be tailored to prepare your pupils for their tour experience.

Adult Groups

All our presentations can be tailored for adult audiences. Our adult presentations mainly focus around WW1 and WW2 and are perfect for history society groups.

Guide Lecture

Our guides are extremely passionate and have incredible amounts of knowledge on their subject area. From primary school children through to adults, we can deliver a lecture that is filled with great stories and real passion.

Schools

Our guides can offer talks and presentations on certain periods of history. This can be focused on certain aspects of history or offer a broad overview depending on the needs of your pupils. Our lectures can be cover various topics on your school curriculum. 

After spending many decades researching and guiding various groups to areas of historical significance we have obtained knowledge and stories that we strive to share to inspire the next generation of historians.

Adult Groups

We have a range of topics than can be delivered to adult groups. Our lectures can cover many aspects of history for adult groups. Many of these topics can cover local history.

This is a very popular pre-tour option for adult groups as it is a great way to meet your guide and experience some of their knowledge before your journey into history begins.

Military Family Research

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, value for money service to help trace your relatives’ records. The result of our work is a detailed biography that is easy to read and understand whilst offering an insight into the experiences of your relative(s). 

This can be the start of your journey with us to the battlefields to trace the footsteps of your relative. With our expert genealogist we will take the stress away by using our knowledge and experience to build a personal biography.

"From the onset, it was a very humbling and unique experience. It involved a diverse group of people young and old– from visually impaired students, sighted children, blind veterans, a poet and a missionary, all of whom were from different walks of life, who all shared this fascinating experience together."

Suzy
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Fire Cadets

"The tour was an incredibly well organised trip, which was headed by our tour guide Brian [Esprit Tour Services], who was incredibly knowledgeable and shared many fascinating stories. He was instrumental in making the tour such an emotional journey for many of us.

The fire cadets and myself were very overwhelmed by the experience we had and it will be something that we will cherish forever."

Suzy
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Fire Cadets

"He (the guide) did Esprit proud and we would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to anyone interested."

Mr and Mrs Davies

"Ken (WW1 battlefield guide) was the most interesting person we have met in a long time. He was very knowledgeable about everything to do with WW1 and really brought it all to life for us, his explanations of each site we visited was amazing and it was our great pleasure to visit even though we have no known relatives who took part, it was very surreal to learn the facts and figures of the enormous amount of lost lives."

Mr and Mrs Davies

"Thanks so much for the whole WW1 experience last week. Your company was professional from start to finish and it was helpful and engaging that you asked what we were studying to tailor the workshop to exactly what the pupils needed before reading the books. Your company was punctual, efficient and the relationship you built with the kids was lovely to see. It was an exciting hands-on experience that the pupils learnt a lot from. They particularly loved the artefacts and loved being able to touch ‘something real’."

Miss Fallows
Head of Department

"I am just emailing to say thank you very much for today's sessions. The pupils really enjoyed the presentation and were talking about it for the rest of the day."

Miss Seddon
Head of History

"Esprit provided a wonderful World War 1 presentation for St. Michael's on Wyre Primary School. The room was transformed into a WW1 trench, where the children could experience what life was like for the soldiers. There was a wide variety of authentic artefacts for the children to explore, and the knowledge and professional of staff was second to none.

All of the children learned more about life during the conflict and they were keen to ask questions, which were answered expertly. This kind of presentation brings history to life, being engaging and inspiring"

Mrs Brough
Headteacher

"THANK YOU!

We have had an amazing day at school. The children really enjoyed the presentations and have learned so much."

Mrs Brough
Headteacher

"Esprit tours provided an outstanding service for our recent trip to Ypres . The trip planning and consultation pre-tour was meticulous and delivered with military precision …this was much appreciated given our tour was for blind and partially sighted young people and service veterans"

Dr Patterson
Headmaster

"The tour guide, Brian provided wonderful reflections on the Great War, peppered with intriguing and captivating short stories of individual soldiers serving 1914-1918. He demonstrated a deep knowledge, which was thoughtfully matched to the sights of interest chosen to stop at in relation to the needs of our visually impaired group. The flow of information during the journey brought the trip to life for us. It was encouraging to have post –trip visits by Esprit including for our Armistice assembly. Professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring; thank you Esprit"

Dr Patterson
Headmaster