At Living History Australia we believe that history comes alive for children when they are presented with a past with which they can interact; with its sights, sounds and feel. For this reason, every two hour LHA presentation is delivered from a stage set up complete with hundreds of artefacts from the period we are presenting.
Every presentation includes characters from the past that the students can interact with. Students are also invited from the audience to dress in period clothes and learn first-hand what it was like for them to live in that time. Towards the end of every performance all students are invited to explore the stage and handle the artefacts and ask individual questions of the presenters regarding both the artefacts and any aspect of the presentation.
For those who book an activity day, the presentation continues for the remainder of the day with students learning and partaking in an array of period dancing, games and pastimes (contact the LHA office for a list of current activities).