Delta History Competiton. Prizes on offer!

When was the best time to be alive?

A museum in a shoebox

Your challenge is to make a mini museum exhibition or a piece of art work to show that your chosen time period was the best time to be alive.

You could make an exhibition in an old shoe box or similar but you can ONLY use waste and paper found in the house.


1. Choose a time period: Early Medieval (c.400-1500); Later Medieval (c.1000-c.1500); Renaissance (c.1500-c.1700); Industrial (c.1700-c.1900); Modern (c.1900-2000).

2. Focus on an event/decade within this time period.

3. Research that event/decade.

4. Produce artefacts to go into your museum. Examples:

a. Mini-paintings/drawings of famous individuals

b. Scrolls of important documents

c. Examples of food/drink from the time

d. Recovered artefacts from the scene of a major event e.g. the arrow that went into Harold Godwinson’s eye at the Battle of Hastings.

5. Produce a script for a museum curator to deliver when taking people on a tour of your museum

6. Take photographs of your museum/art work and the script

7. Tweet photographs your museum/art as you build/make it to @deltatrusthist

8. Email photographs of your final design to

History in our time

What should future generations know and remember about the COVID-19 outbreak?

We want you to tell your story about life during these historic times.

We will be publishing a compilation of stories, poems, drawings, diaries…from our students about their experiences of life during the outbreak.

This is your chance to have your experiences published and contribute to the memory of the historic events that are happening now.

You could:

 produce a piece of artwork that captures your experiences.

 keep a diary over a few days of the outbreak.

 pay tribute to the work of those people who are fighting the virus.

 write a short story based on what you have experienced.

 write about how life has changed for you and your family.

 write a letter to future generations to explain what they need to learn from this experience.

 pay tribute to someone special that has helped you through this period.

A selection of the stories will be published with any profits generated going to the Children’s Air Ambulance.

This is your chance to be part of history.