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Workshop format

Our Explorer Workshops are run by our professionally trained workshop leaders who are fully-trained, working actors. Each session is created around the particular theme or subject you choose. The format varies but in general there will be:

  • A short introduction by the workshop leader, introducing the theme/subject as well as themselves. 
  • A series of ‘ice breaker games’ and a physical warm-up to help the group connect, focus and be physically ready for an exciting adventure.
  • An immersive and imaginative journey through the chosen topic, for example, you might take an imaginary time capsule back in time for a history topic.
  • Improvisation, role play, hot seating and various other drama techniques to deliver information and key facts.
  • Originally written Perform songs or raps that are also great to use within the classroom for follow-up work.
  • A ten question recap and cool down to finish.

 

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

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

Amazing and a very informative workshop. The teachers had all the children engaged and they enjoyed every part of the lesson. Thank you Perform. you always deliver to high standards and our children really look forward to your workshops.

– Ms. K Cooling

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

The children learnt a lot and enjoyed it too. I liked the way the leader went through events first and then broke them down in detail and then the children acted it out. Great behaviour management too.

– Mrs G Hewitt

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

Lauren was wonderful. The workshops were engaging, encouraging and energetic. The girls were hooked and focused throughout. They loved working on improvisation and characterization and the singing was fabulous. 

– Ms. O Green

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

Children engaged in lesson and remember the key messages from the workshop Zip it! Block it! Flag it! They really enjoyed it! Highly recommended.

– Mr L Jobson

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
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