KS1 Workshops

All workshops suitable for Key Stage 1


  • Santa’s Elves Make Christmas


    Character Creation & Storytelling

    The children create their own Elf characters and go to Elf school before embarking on an adventure that takes them on a journey of the imagination.

    Acting out their own stories, this workshop includes the use of spontaneous improvisation and role -play, music & movement, body language, voice, characterisation and storytelling.

    Back in the classroom the teacher can focus the children on their creative writing skills based on the adventures they have had and make a class book of the stories they created in the workshop.

    Most Suitable For: Reception, Years 1 to 4

    This workshop links with the National Curriculum speaking and listening targets.

    Come in your best elf costume

  • Tales from the Dinner Plate : Sustainable Food Production and Health


    Not available until summer term 2016.  Please show an expression of interest on the contact form here.

    This drama day is packed full of fun and interesting ways to teach children about healthy eating choices, understanding the local and global impact of food on the planet & on peoples lives. They will cover curriculum areas such as science, geography, maths, PSHE and english, citizenship, speaking and listening.

    Contents include: drama games, still pictures, role -play, improvisation, performance, hot-seating and storytelling,

    with drama exercises that explain the facts and figures and also make specific points about attitudes, behaviours and mind-sets.

    Most Suitable For: Reception – yr 8

  • Pick ‘n’ Mix Personal Development Days

    This is a series of workshops for all year groups in one day.

    You decide which themes you would like for each year group.

    Here’s an example:-

    • Reception/Yr 1 – Friendship and what we look like
    • Yr 2 – Taking the fear out of making mistakes
    • Yr3 – Assertiveness and communication
    • Yr 4 – Anti Bullying
    • Yr 5 – Self Esteem and Confidence
    • Yr 6 Transition to secondary school.
  • You Choose

    A variety of drama, art, music & movement approaches can be tailored to fit any area of personal development that your children need to explore.

    Let me know what you want and I’ll write something appropriate for the time-scale, subject and age of your children.

    Most Suitable For: any year group


  • Anti-Bullying


    A practical ‘fiction’ orientated workshop looking at bullying from all points of view – the victim, the bully, the bully as victim etc

    This can be tailored to work with a whole class or with a smaller group of children who are either bullies or victims of bullying.

    Contents include: drama exercises, role-play; improvisation; freeze-frames and hot seating.

    Most Suitable For: any year group

  • Where The Wild Things Are


    A fun packed workshop. Colour in your own wild thing mask and go on the journey that Max made to where the wild things are. We explore how you feel along the way and what happens when you get home.

    Now it’s your turn to make up your own adventure and travel to the lands of your own imagination!

    Contents include: drama role -play, improvisation, performance, developing emotional intelligence and imagination.

    Most Suitable For: Years 1 – 3


  • Dreaming in Colour Shadow puppets


    For all those creative and crafty people, this workshop not only gives you the opportunity to make your own shadow puppets and devise your own story, but set it to music and perform on a small cinema style screen. Colourful animation to take your breath away.

    Most Suitable For: Years 2 to 7

    (Resources charged as extra)


  • The Treasure of Pirate Island

    After attending pirate school where we learn to play cards & drink grog! We will be creating our own performances involving buried treasure, dastardly pirates, maps, sailing ships, sea shanties and of course, the black spot! But what shall we do with the drunken sailor?

    Most Suitable For: Years 2 to 5




  • Mask Madness: Mask making and performance


    Create your own character, make your own mask and perform a short devised performance with it. From its origins in Commedia dell’arte to modern day cartoon capers this workshop is fun, artistic and hilariously funny.

    Most Suitable For: Years 3 to 7


  • Talking Wardrobes: An Introduction to Physical Theatre.

    If wardrobes could talk, what would they say?
    If televisions told you what to watch, what would they choose? Without the use of set, props, costume or magic trickery you can become the answer to these questions and more. Push the boundaries of theatre to the ‘final frontier’ with this surreal workshop.

    Most Suitable For: Years 3 to 7


  • The Magic Carpet : To Inspire Creative Writing


    Magic, mystery and adventures beyond your wildest dreams! Create your own character and travel to new lands on a magic carpet in search of the lost chapters of a book.

    The children refill the book with their own stories based on the adventures they have when they get to each chapter.

    Back in the classroom the teacher can focus the children on creative writing skills based on the adventures they have had and make a class book of ‘The Magic Carpet’.

    Most Suitable For: Years 1 to 2


  • Drama Storytelling Day

    Full or fun and imagination this is a set of drama workshops to inspire children in their love of storytelling and acting out, e.g. –

    • Reception – Pirates
    • Year 1 – The 3 Little Pigs
    • Year2 – Sleeping Beauty
    • Year 3 – The Magic Carpet
    • Years 4/5 – Melodrama/Slapstick Comedy
    • Year 6 – Second World War, Evacuees

    You can also choose the stories that you want and I will write a special day for you.

    Most Suitable For: All primary school year groups




  • Storytelling: Book Week

    Based on the current books you are studying.

    A full and fun day of drama workshops based on the books that each year group are currently studying.

    Let us know which books you would like a workshop on and I will design a workshop to fit your space, year groups and school day.

    Most Suitable For: Reception & Years 1 to 10

  • Performance Poetry Day

    You can choose the poems that your class are already studying or pick ‘n’ mix from a menu of poems that I have.

    For example, choose from:-

    • Reception & Year 1 – The Circus Is in Town
    • Year 2 – Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes
    • Year 3 & 4 – The Pied Piper
    • Year 5 – Timothy Winters & 4 o’Clock Friday
    • Year 6 – Roger McGough Poems

    This could include performances to the rest of the school at the end of the day.

    Suitable for: All year groups.




  • The Pied Piper of Hamlin: Improvisation and performance

    “Rat’s – they fought the dogs and killed the cats and bit the babies in the cradles……”

    Travel through this wondrous story acting out various characters, including the rats. Follow the Pied Piper as he goes inside the mountain. You decide weather to return or not from this mystical, magical journey.

    Most Suitable For: Years 1 to 8





  • Villainous Villains & Heroic Heroes: Victorian Melodrama – Comedy Improvisation

    Thrillingly theatrical and totally over the top, this workshop on Melodrama will help children create their own hilarious cartoon capers. Follow in the footsteps of Batman and Robin, Dick Dastardly, Cruella de Ville and many more and put them into a performance that includes music and mayhem, slapstick and evil laughter.

    Most Suitable For: Years 3 to 7



  • Egypt…… The Legend of Tutankhamun: Mantle of the Expert

    Tutankhamun 003

    Travel to Egypt and the Valley of the Kings. As an archaeologist you will discover the true story of how the tomb of the boy king ‘Tutankhamen’ was found. Discover the Gladstone bag containing Carters belongings, decipher hieroglyphics that reveal the curse of the pharaohs and the inner chamber of king Tut himself.

    This fully packed workshop contains role-play, music and movement, the uncovering of real life events and you – as an expert archaeologist.

    Most Suitable For: Years 3 to 8


  • The Christmas Day Truce

    Age group: Years 2/3
    Suggested length: 45 – 60 minutes
    Suggested Space: Hall or other large space
    Equipment required: None


    On 25th December 1914, British and German soldiers ceased fire to exchange Christmas greeting, gifts and play football. This workshop explores this extraordinary event through a variety of drama techniques and role –play.  We explore the reasons behind the truce along with the feelings of those involved.