Book Week

Celebrate your school Book Week and World Book Day 2020 with our literacy workshops for primary schools and our musicals all about books! Our workshops and shows bring creative learning experiences to primary schools that children will never forget.

If you're interested in any of the workshops or shows below for Thursday 5th March 2020 or another date that week please get in touch soon to reserve the best date for you.

Bringing Books to Life through DanceLiteracy MusicalsShakespeare Today | Story Explorer Drama Workshops

Bringing Books to Life through Dance

Bringing Books to Life dance workshops give children a new, active experience of books and storytelling.

Our choreographer will work with each class, developing responses to the books through language, movement and dance. We use a range of techniques and music, and differentiate each session to suit the interests and age of the children.

Book choices include over 20 of the UK's most popular and beloved children's books, from Roald Dahl to Julia Donaldson.

Learn more about these dance workshops here.

Literacy Musical: Treasure Hunt

Our literacy musical Treasure Hunt encourages children to engage with reading in an active and imaginative way.

The original story is peppered with audience participation while featuring popular books covering all primary ages which you can read and explore with the children:

  • Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup

  • Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

  • This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo

To learn more visit our Treasure Hunt page.

Shakespeare Today

Imagine the children of your school learning and performing a Shakespeare play - and the entire process taking just one day.  

You choose between A Midsummer Night's Dream or The Tempest. (Or from the end of February 2019 you choose between A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet.)

We will work with Reception to Year 6 class by class, using sections of the play that have been tailored for each age group. At the end of the day all year groups perform the entire play to each other.

Learn more about our primary school Shakespeare workshops here.

Story Explorer Drama Workshops

Our drama workshops bring children into the heart of a book by encouraging them to live and breathe the story.

We have taken our favourite techniques drawn from professional theatre and turned them into drama games and exercises which inspire children to harness their imaginations. Our expert drama facilitators are masters at turning a book from something children are told to read into something they want to experience.

Choose a title from our book selection or suggest your own!

Read more about our literacy focused drama workshops here.

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Workshop Practicalities

Age range: Reception to Year 6

Group size: Up to 30 children per class, with up to 7 classes per day.

Requirements: An empty school hall 

Show Practicalities

Age range: Reception to Year 6

Group size: Up to 250 children per performance, with 1-3 performances per day

Requirements: Just an empty school hall - we bring everything else