Meet Steve...

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Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops.

Steve has gained many qualifications and awards over the years including:

  • Advanced Certificate in Education

  • BA(Hons) History

  • Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning

  • Level 2 Child Protection

  • Enhanced DBS Certificate

  • An Introduction to Infection prevention and control

  • Prevent Covid-19 Certificate


I believe that learning should be fun and strive to combine these two factors within the workshop session together with my main passions, love of history, theatre and the reward of passing on knowledge to young people. Humph’s Histories always aim to give high quality of education.

In addition to my History degree I have been involved in the amateur theatre world all of my life, both on and off stage. I currently direct local musical and pantomime societies and incorporate this skill within ‘Humph’s Histories’ by ensuring plenty of interaction with the young people.

From the outset you deal with me and this continues throughout the whole process. I am the person that will meet with you, discuss, plan and eventually deliver the session in line with your school’s needs. I will always be your single point of contact.

I offer great value for money and can deliver sessions to groups, whole classes or more than one class in one day. The programme can be jointly designed to suit the school’s needs. I hold a fully enhanced DBS and public indemnity insurance.


Steve Humpherson, Humph's Histories    



"Humph's Histories offer a great way of engaging & inspiring children in history . We used the day as an introductory 'hook' for our Roman topic and it was very successful. It offered a variety of interactive activities covering a range of history objectives. The children particularly enjoyed making  their shields and then using them in battle formations.

Steve came in prior to the day & tailored the activities to suit our plans. Highly recommended!  In fact, we have already booked the Egyptian & Viking days for other years groups."

Warstones Primary School Feb 2020

“Humph's Histories is a must for any school. You get bespoke curriculum planning- unique to your school and setting. The day was interactive, bringing History to life. The children loved learning about life in a different historical time and have retained knowledge to apply to their follow up work. I highly recommend Humph's Histories to any school if you want to engage pupils in History. High quality education at a very reasonable price! We can't wait for our next workshop!”
Headteacher, Kings Primary School, Birmingham. Sept 2019

“What a FANTASTIC day!!! Humphs Histories Roman Workshop was humorous, inventive, engaging and inclusive for all 90 of our year 4 children. It was a fantastic step back through time, which had the children hooked from start to finish. Each child was ecstatic at painting and taking home their very own shields! The children spoke about it for days after. Humphs Histories really brought history to life and we will without a doubt be booking him again. Thank you so much.”

Miss Evans, year 4 teacher, Trinity CE Primary Academy. Oct 2020

Steve provided a professional, friendly and reliable service from the very first contact I had with him. Nothing was too much trouble. He had a fantastic knowledge of all aspects of the Roman Empire and delivered in an engaging and enthusiastic way.  Our children warmed to him (and the characters he portrayed) immediately and had an absolutely fantastic learning experience. All this and much more, made a truly memorable day.

I would thoroughly recommend Humph’s Histories.

Y4 Class Teacher, Oaklands Primary School, Birmingham.. December 2020

“Thank you for your nurturing and guidance with the younger generation! You just get it and deliver what you say you are going to.”
Parent of Stourbridge Pantomime Performer

“The Committee have asked me to write to formally thank you for the excellent performance you directed for Heritage Day. It was so funny. Well Done.”
Stourbridge Pantomime Company

“The way you have invested in the kids is such a credit to the society.”
Parent of Stourbridge Pantomime Performer

“Just a short note to say a very big thank you for your inspiration, careful management, advice and fun approach.”
Parent of Stourbridge Pantomime Performer

Equal Opportunities

“Humph's Histories aims to ensure that all actual or potential staff and clients (including pupils) are treated equally to prevent discrimination or other unfair treatment as per the guidelines of the Equal Opportunities Commission. We recognise that people have differences and values which can be very diverse. This is acknowledged through a responsive approach to the way workshops are delivered, accommodating the need of the individual as well as the group.