Immerse your class in an Elizabethan adventure

POP 1578 is a school learning website exploring the exciting story of Queen Elizabeth I’s journey across East Anglia culminating in magnificent festivities in Norwich in 1578. Through this site you will find a variety of teaching resources and instructions that are completely FREE to download and use.

We have two very exciting programme’s available: Putting On A Pageant 1578 and Putting On A Progress 1578.

We are also hosting events across Norfolk and Suffolk, please visit our events page to find out more.

Putting On A Pageant 1578

A primary school learning programme

Putting on a Pageant 1578 is an online primary school heritage education programme. On this site you will find a range of easy-to-use Google Slides and downloadable resources for each session. Each session Google Slide includes a series of film clips, activities and recaps. The teacher simply clicks through each slide page to enjoy and complete the session with their pupils. All session resources are downloadable/printable from the POP 1578 website including teaching guidance for each session, lesson plans, aims and objectives, and pre-written letter templates and tasks to send home. Many of the scenes of the drama were filmed in the authentic historical surroundings of Strangers’ Hall, Norwich

Putting on a Progress 1578

A secondary school learning programme

Putting on a Progress 1578: An Immersive Experience will plunge people in to the key moments of the progress told by real actors in authentic Elizabethan rooms. Using virtual reality technology, audiences will enter an Elizabethan world where they will bear witness to privy council conversations and watch royal entertainment. You will be challenged to find several ‘hot spots’ to access links to delve deeper into the fascinating history of 1578. The films will be available on quality VR headsets which will be available to hire free of charge. Each experience will be complemented by its own activity pack easily accessible on this website.

Putting On A Pageant and Putting On A Progress is brought to you by Curious Spark

Curious Spark’s mission is to champion curiosity, in heritage, our cultures and the arts to evoke positive change in people’s places and spaces.


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