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Foundation: Books and reading

Sessions are based around a number of popular books and designed to reinforce childrens' experiences with literature.

* Re-capping and enacting the story
* Hot-seating and character role-play
* Improvisations around the themes of the story
* Group discussion and what we have learnt.

Books include:The Enormous Turnip, The Selfish Crocodile, The Gingerbread Man, The Gruffalo, The Smartest Giant in Town, The Snail and the Whale, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, What the Ladybird Heard, We're Going on a Bear Hunt and others.

For more information or to book, click here to contact us or book online.

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 Divali.

– 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