About us

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Hands on History aims to bring history alive in students’ minds. Run by husband and wife, Matt and Bonny, we bring your students a taste of history with many re-productions, a live performance and hands on activities. We truly believe the best way to make learning effective is to add a touch of fun; this is our goal when working with your students.

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Matt has over 11 years experience in re-enactment, specialising in Medieval Europe. This experience has brought to life his passion for history. He also has had a long running history of working with primary and secondary aged students, both in paid and volunteer capacities. Having previously worked in a similar capacity he realised exploring and broadcasting history was his passion in life. Matt brings history to life in children’s minds, works hard to answer even the hardest questions from students and opens their eyes to the world around them. Together with Bonny he realised his dream in Hands on History.

Bonny has been re-enacting almost her entire life. Having started researching, exploring and recreating the past with her family (and the Company of the Phoenix) since she was 8 years old. This love of history continued to prevail through her adolescence and adulthood. Coupled with her joy for theatrical pursuits and her passion for teaching, Hands on History was born. Working closely with her husband Matt, Bonny has had many years experience working with children, historical research/recreation and theatrical productions.

Co-founders Matt and Bonny on their wedding day

Co-founders Matt and Bonny on their wedding day

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