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Frequently asked questions

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How long do the workshops run for?

Each workshop runs for approximately 50 minutes. However, we like to schedule a full hour per session to allow time for the class to settle in.

Can we book just the one workshop?

You can, but our minimum cost is for a half day. So for the same cost, your school can enjoy three workshops instead of one.

How much are the workshops?

Please see here for the costs. You can book a morning of up to 3 workshops or a full day of up to 5 workshops.

How many pupils can we have in a workshop?

Each workshop caters for up to 30 pupils.

Do I have to have the same topic throughout the day?

Not at all! In fact, we structure our workshops so that they offer a great deal of flexibility to teachers. All of our topics are available throughout the year so we could deliver different workshops to each year group - all on one day.

What kind of space do you need?

A hall or studio is ideal as there is a lot of energy in our workshops: the whole class will be encouraged to move around. We can run a session in a classroom as long as it is clear space, has plenty of room for movement of the whole class and is clear of hazards.

What is your availability?

We have a large team of fantastic workshop leaders who work for us across London and the South of England. We can normally accommodate your preferred dates if we are given a few week's notice. However, even if it’s the next day, please do get in contact as we will try our best to get someone to you. If you are located in a rural location or in the South-West, we can still visit, but may require a little more notice.

All 4 year groups thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. They were all super engaged.

The session was inclusive and allowed our SEND pupils to access and enjoy the session.

Hannah was great!

– Michelle Wilson

Thank you Natalie. Another wonderful morning. You really engaged the children and taught them so much in such a short space of time. You also inspired us also as teachers!

A perfect workshop. Look forward to seeing you next year.

– Ms. M Enoch

I was very impressed with Hannah and how she engaged the children. I love that style of learning and felt the content was a suitable level for the age range. The music was appropriate and helped the children focus.

– Ms. R Macdonald

The children were absolutely thrilled with the workshops and they were a talking point all day. Hannah was extremely professional and led the children really well throughout. Her lively and vivacious character definitely helped with the children's enthusiasm and they particularly enjoyed all the singing and movement. 

– Ms. C O Neill

Natalie was great - very engaging, entertaining and informative. She had a really lovely way with the children and they absolutely adored her. Thank you very much!

– Mrs R Plaistowe

Laura was super enthusiastic and the children responded well to her. She had to teach 3 workshops back to back and showed fantastic energy from beginning to end. The activities that the girls completed were relevant to the topic, enjoyable and helpful to support the learning of their topic. We will be using Perform to support other topics next academic year.

– Ms. R Mackarell

Natalie was such an inspiration. All our children absolutely loved their personalised workshops and they were a brilliant hook to our new topics. Thank you!

– Ms. F Pretty

Samuel was fantastic yesterday! The children absolutely loved him and he really brought the sessions to life! Excellent workshops! Thank you!

– Ms. A Erenler

Thank you to Joanna for making our World Book Day! Both children and staff were engaged and excited by the sessions. Joanna was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. We have used Perform before and will definitely use them again.

– Miss. H Matthews

Eleanor was fantastic! Full of energy, enthusiasm and engaged with the children. The session had good pace and the content of the activities were age appropriate and perfectly linked to the topic. The children continued their learning beyond the session which demonstrated that they really enjoyed it. 

– Ms. A Kempson

Brooklyn was an excellent workshop leader. The children returned to the classroom absolutely enthused by their session

on the Great Fire of London/jungle. The activities, pace and teaching was perfectly matched for YR, 1 and 2.

– Mrs L Croker

Chloe was really engaging the children loved it. She kept them intrigued just by her voice and there was a good mix of activities. The pace was good, as was her use of questions. Overall, really good. The children really enjoyed it.

– Ms. R Sutcliffe

Fantastic workshops perfect for World Book Week. The children were all engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff also mentioned how useful the sessions were for their own professional development; they would use some strategies and techniques in our drama and English sessions. 

– Mrs Vicki Marshall

Great interactive sessions - surprising how much the children already knew about hackers and tricksters online (and scary about how much info they can give away without thinking!)

– Ms N Moses

Sarah was amazing with the girls and the activities that she did with each year level, were engaging and age appropriate. Our girls loved them!

– Ms. M Cipriani

The sessions were very enjoyable and the children really responded well to Miranda's enthusiastic delivery. She was energetic and managed to fit a lot of e-safety information in 50 minutes! All of the staff said that the children had learnt a great deal about e-safety issues from the sessions.

– Mrs A Farrell

The workshop was well prepared and delivered in a friendly, lively manner. Any children that became distracted were very quickly brought back into the discussion and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The 'I'm special because ....' section was particularly good.

– Ms. N Theoharis

An informative, fun session for the children to learn about Chinese New Year. They enjoyed the games and acting out the story with the various props!

– Ms. K Rogers

The children really enjoyed the session. They seemed to be really engaged on the topic of internet safety and really understood what it meant. They all did some lovely performances.

– Ms. K Rogers

Claire led a very informative workshop and the children took home the message that she taught them. They particularly like the poem!

– Mrs N Payne

Claire was great with the children getting down to the appropriate level.

– Mrs A Dowling

The feedback from the children and staff was excellent. It was mentioned that Laura had great behaviour management and the children and staff agreed they had an amazing experience! I would highly recommend!

– Mr L Jobson

Hannah was excellent with the children. The sessions were enjoyed by all and the children’s knowledge and understanding improved as a result.

– Mrs J Cole

We were all impressed with Hanna's enthusiasm and energy, how she kept that up for three hours we don't know! Really engaging workshop and interactive for the children, constantly engaged in a physical and social way. Hannah had fantastic presence and controlled the session from the minute they walked in to the minute the children left the room. 

– Mrs F Armstrong

Bella was amazing. She had brilliant control of the children and included everyone. The content of the workshop was great including the song and rap (which I cant get out my head now!) Thanks again!

– Lizzie Davey

Lucy was very engaging and the children loved the workshop. She kept their attention for the whole hour and a quarter. The workshop will be very useful for generating ideas for their Great Fire of London poetry next week.

– Ms S Foot

The session was pitched at the perfect level and all the children were engaged through out. All members of staff were impressed with what the children have remembered from the workshop.

– Ms. H Crawford

Children were able to explain and articulate clearly what they had learnt after the workshop. Thank you!

– Ms. K Dabir

Fantastic workshop, the children got so much out of it. It was tailored to their age and kept them captivated. Shaelee was brilliant managing the children. We are always so impressed with your company workshops and the people who join us to run them. Thank you!

– Mrs. C Glover

All of our children participated and thoroughly enjoyed the experience which they used in their creative diary entry the following day!

– Mrs S Reardon

I thoroughly enjoyed our Shakespeare Workshop Activity. The instructor was very enthusiastic and fun. I liked acting out Romeo's death.

-By Amar (a pupil in Year 5)

– Michael Christiansen

The workshop was very engaging and consolidated the children's learning about Diwali. Our workshop leader, Laura, had excellent behaviour management skills and was super enthusiastic! We would definitely have the workshop again.

– Miss Celia Garth Rodriguez

Lucy was absolutely amazing! The children were engaged throughout the workshop and loved every minute. The children said “I really felt like I was in London in 1666” and “the Great Fire of London really felt and sounded like it was scary”. 

– Ms. C Bullen

James was amazing, the boys absolutely loved their anti-bullying superhero explorer workshop. He took time to talk to me about the different classes and find out about the boys and their learning. The teachers all commented on how brilliant he was with the boys and how engaging the boys were in the drama workshops. A big thank you from us all at Hawkesdown House School!

– Ms. F Galligan

Very good introduction to life in Celtic Britain and The Romans. Caitlin clearly knew her stuff and controlled three separate classes perfectly.

She knew how to use drama to tease out knowledge!

– Mr D Brookes

The children were so engaged and the subject knowledge was impressive. The children felt confident and relaxed to take part and join in. Laura's behaviour management was super and dealt with behavioural issues fantastically! Thank you so much for a super start to our Science Week!

– Miss. R Hayward

Our children were all able to recall key points about the Fire of London which were cleverly woven throughout the workshop. The children all enjoyed taking part and how active and quick paced it was.

– Ms. M Squires

Extremely well organised, fun and energetic. Children were immersed from the moment they stepped into the room and loved every minute of it. Natalie had a kind and enthusiastic manner when working with the children

– Ms. J Soltau

Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and we’d love to have you guys back in the future. Many of the our staff commented on the pupil’s engagement in the workshop and were really impressed by the many, varied behaviour management strategies that were employed throughout the workshops. Exciting, entertaining and engaging, the workshops were well thought out and age appropriate. It has been great to see drama given more profile across our school this year and these workshops were the icing on the cake. Thank you

– Steve James

Maria was bubbly and positive and the children responded well to that. She recognised certain challenging behaviours in our children and adapted instantly. Our children had a fantastic morning. 

– Sophie Artoonian

Caitlin was fantastic with the girls. They absolutely loved the workshops. The girls enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin and traveled back in time to discover animals that are now extinct. It was a very enjoyable experience. Thank you very much to Perform workshops for putting together such a lovely day.

– Miss Nicole Prust

The children were really engaged and fully enjoyed themselves. The Florence Nightingale lesson was great for consolidating their learning this term and has given me ideas for how to teach it next year. The 'toys' lesson was SO much more interesting than normal school lessons and gave us (the children and myself) the chance to discuss the toys they were less familiar with from the past.

Many thanks for such great experiences!

– Ms. V Freezer

Bethany has great enthusiasm with the children and stayed in character the whole session. The children learnt lots about the seaside in the Victorian era and had fun whilst doing so. Highly recommended!

– Ms. K Rogers

The workshop we received today was simply brilliant! The pupils remained engaged throughout the session due to the vibrancy of our facilitator and gained excellent knowledge of the key facts surrounding the Great Fire of London.

Thank you to Hannah!

– Mr M Scott

Fantastic workshop, Abi had a great personality and it shone during her workshops. She had all children engaged and learning with a very inclusive approach!

– Christina Margrave

Really surprised that a theme like Shakespeare could work so well with both the younger and older groups.

– Kathy Foley - Discovery Summer Queen's Gate

Sally was totally engaging. Children were hooked right from the start of her workshop and the energy and enthusiasm with which she delivered the sessions was infectious. I was particularly impressed how she was able to mix key scientific facts with imaginative drama elements. 

– William Power - Manorfield Primary School

I was impressed particularly with the high level of vocabulary used. Zelia did not 'talk down' to the children at all. Great active workshop, especially the group work needed to create the dinosaur shapes.

– Jane Robson - The Hill Primary

Thank you for coming to our school. The children really enjoyed it. They were still singing the 'rap' this morning in class! They learnt a lot of great facts about Florence Nightingale.

– Suzi Wilson - St Pauls primary

The content of the workshop was fantastic and completely relevant to our curriculum. The lady who ran the workshop was energetic and entertaining and the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities.

– Sarah Ward - Tavistock Infant School

The content of the workshops was age appropriate and contributed to developing creative skills and imagination. Emily was a very skilled practitioner who managed the children well and engaged and involved them successfully. The children found the workshops exciting and enjoyable.

– Carolyn Ruff - Raglan Infants

The lady I spoke to to book the workshop was really helpful and pleasant. All the booking information was informative and received quickly. Laura phoned before the workshop to confirm the booking and discuss details of the workshop and timetable of the day which was very useful. 

– Laura Matier - North Farnborough Infant School

A really good example of how to teach a range of subjects through drama. We will use the session as a stimulus for some creative writing. Her behaviour management was impressive and she was able to include all children, including a boy with severe learning difficulties. 

– William Power - Manorfield Primary School

The students loved the workshop and the teachers felt it was a fantastic way of getting into the topic of Diwali.

– Bronwyn Harrison - The American School in London

The workshop certainly enhanced the children's understanding of the Fire of London. Thank you.

– Shirley Glew - Keston CE Primary

The workshops were fantastic and many History National Curriculum objectives were covered in the workshop. All children were engaged and enthusiastic.

– Vaneeta Nair - Hazelbury Infant School

Very pleased with the sessions. The children loved them and really brought the different subjects to life for them. Also pleased that Laura was very good at controlling behaviour.

– Carol Schofield - Fernhurst Primary School

We all enjoyed the sessions which have prompted children to find out more about Egypt, France and other places. V. 'lively' children dealt well with! Full of Energy.

– Vanessa Southworth - The Russell School

Worked really well having three workshops in the morning, very good value for money, all teachers agreed Jess was amazing. Looking forward to having you visit next year.

– Debbie Murphy - ACS Hillingdon International School

A really active, fun session. The children really enjoyed it and recalled the facts about how our holidays are different to those in the Victorian era.

– Claire Kinsella - Wivelsfield

All the children loved the workshop, Emily was amazing at transforming herself into different characters that brought the topic alive.

– Penny Macfarlane - Longacre School

All the teachers thought Pamela was brilliant with the children and able to bring it to their level well. All the children really loved the experience and we have had lovely feedback from the parents as the children went home talking about it. 

– Tessa Denham - Devonshire House School

As always the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and with the workshops learnt a lot about their particular topics.

– Mrs Williams - Kemsing Primary School

Asley engaged extremely well with the children and held their interest throughout the session. It was a fun way to learn quite a lot of facts, which were expertly reinforced through question and answer.

– Mrs Whiteford - Whyteleafe School

Children were engaged and it proved to secure their learning about the jungle with fun activities. Ollie was great with the children!

– Carla Johnson - Sutton Valence Preparatory School

Gabriella had boundless energy. All seven classes had a great time. All were enthused by the Divalli workshop and enraptured by her story telling.

– Caroline T-Walmsey - Kingsway Infant School

Great to see how the workshops are suitably adapted to the different age groups. It was an excellent starting point for a weeks work on Shakespeare.

– Jackie Olcot - Loudwater Combined

Having spoke to the 5 teachers (of each of the classes that were involved) the feedback was that they enjoyed the workshops, thought they were educational and fun and they definitely engaged the children. We look forward to having you again.

– Sam Coleman - St Philomena's CP School

Ceridwen was great with the children. They really enjoyed the session and were enthralled with the story told.

– Nicky Roberts - Blackheath High School

Great again. A lovely enhancement to our book week bringing fairy tale characters alive.

– Mandy grayson - Sarisbury infants

Rumble in the Jungle was brilliant. Children focused throughout. Both leaders were excellent. Thank you

– Tessa Denham - Devonshire House

Thank you for helping us to start our topic in such a creative way! Kelly was Brilliant with the children and they loved their sessions with her.

– Karen McNerney - Northwod Prep

The children were all so engaged, and it was brilliant the way information was weaved into improvisation and activities. Perfect for KS1!

– S Adams - DPS

The children thouroughly enjoyed the workshop and Oliver was full of energy, taking the children on a lovely farmyard journey. Thank you.

– Frances George - Bevendean, Danes Hill School

The children were so engaged with this workshop. You could see by their faces how much they were enjoying it. Jessica's enthusiasm in her role really inspired the children. Thanks so much Jessica for a fabulous workshop. We will definitely do mermaid and pirates again.

– Tessa Denham - Devonshire House Pre School

Really inspiring and a great start to science week for the children involved.

– William Power - Manorfield Primary School

For more information on Perform for Schools, please call 0845 400 4100 (or 020 7255 9136) or email us on [email protected]. Alternatively, book online.

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