Key Stage 1 (age 4-7 years)

Rather than passive entertainment,

we want our audiences to have an experience that was unique because they were there.

The driving force behind our work is the wish to see children surprise themselves with their own creativity in a world where we are often convinced that being creative is best left to someone else.

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KS1 Class workshops

Living History Class Workshops are an immersive mixture of story-telling, dressing up and re-enactment.

Suitable for up to 32 children, 1 hour 15 mins.

The Great Fire of London

‘The Great Fire of London’ is a workshop designed to ignite the imagination and bring the events of 1666 to life in the classroom.  

The workshop is includes story-telling, dressing up and improvised drama to facilitate plenty of learning, and material for future lessons to build on.

“It brought their learning to life and made their knowledge feel real. Brought drama into our cross curricular approach”  Hazelgrove School

Starting out in Pudding Lane, children will dress up and create their characters, making decisions for them as the Fire progresses through London.

“the children gained a greater understanding of the event and what it might have been like at the time – a perfect link to our topic” South Petherton Infants

Knights and Castles

‘Knights and Castles ’

is a workshop designed to ignite the imagination

and allow children to be expressive and creative.

The workshop is ‘set’ in a medieval castle,

approximately 600AD, with accurate historical references to facilitate plenty of learning,

and material for future lessons to build on.

Story Box

An exciting hour of dressing up, story-making, music and interactive story-telling.

Suitable for up to 30 children, aged 2- 7 years.

Perfect for schools, pre-schools and family venues such as libraries, small festivals, etc.

A Story Box hour starts with dressing up in our theatrical tabards. Who will you be? Throw your ideas into the mix and enjoy creating and performing your own unique fairy tale. Tune in for some action songs, and then enjoy interactive story telling to round it all off. Choose from loads of Story Box tales, from round the world or on your doorstep, from timeless classics to modern yarns.

“The children have learnt the songs and become more interested in imaginative play” 

 

Story Box is designed by a qualified teacher with the needs and desires of children firmly at its heart. So....its active and interactive, creative and child-led, can become noisy and off beat, and is always immensely good fun!

An memorable experience, the shared story can be a wonderful launchpad for many literacy and creative projects - with children inspired to work further with the characters they created. 

 

“Although we read stories to the children all the time,

Story Box is so much more”

The workshop will introduce the names of the different parts of the medieval castle and what they are used for, meet the various people who lived and worked in medieval castles, gain an understanding of the different pastimes of the medieval age,  and share a great story!

 
“The content was very appropriate for the age range.

Good pace and variety of interactive activities, fun and informative. The children liked being given a new name” Eton End School

“a fantastic actor, he had all of the children engaged”

Hythe Primary