Neil Armstrong: From Childhod Dreams To Walking On The Moon

Explore how Neil Armstrong turned his boyhood dream of flying into the reality of going into space. Learn about the life of Neil Armstrong through artefact handling, costume and role-play.

During this 2hr workshop pupils will listen to the story of how Neil Armstrong became an astronaut. Pupils will learn about his early life before he became famous. They will be immersed in role-play, meeting Neil as a young boy, a boy scout, a jazz musician, a naval pilot and finally an astronaut.  

During the story pupils will listen to the of music Neil Armstrong’s college band, take part in astronaut training exercises and through costume see him grow from a young boy to a man. Pupils will have the opportunity to look at artefacts relating to the 1969 moon landing


The workshop will focus on

  • The life of Neil Armstrong as he grew up. 
  • What influenced Neil Armstrong to want to become an astronaut.
  • The hard work and training required to become an astronaut.
  • The 1969 moon landing.
  • How the first moon landing has resulted in the production of toys and memorabilia.

“What a fantastic afternoon we have had! Del enagaged the children perfectly with interesting facts and real life artefacts. The costumes were amazing and it hooked the children. It linked perfectly to our topic and the National Curriculum. The practical challenges were purposeful and interesting. We would definately recommend! Thank you again!

“Our year 1 children really enjoyed learning about Neil Armstrong’s life and dressing up as Neil at different stages of his life. They were keen to be involved in astonaut training and were able to remember facts about the moon landing. Thank you!”

Lauen Derbyshire   Leigh St John’s CE Primary School  Leigh


“Excellent experience for children learning about space. A great way of consolidating their learning. Children were well engaged the whole time as the session was so interactive.”

Year 1 teachers  Trinity Church of England/ Methodist Primary School  Buckshaw Village


“Booking Delve into History was easy and we had an immediate response to our enquiry. The children enjoyed dressing up as Neil Armstrong which told the timeline of his life and how he became an astronaut. Great artefacts which the children loved! there were various activities and the children maintained interest.”

Yr 2 teacher  St Clare’s Catholic Primary School  Fulwood