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Participation Workshops

Cross-curricular drama workshops for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

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Wangari's Trees of Peace
A True Story from Africa 
Based on the book by Jeanette Winter

 

The Environment, People Who Inspire Us

Black History Month, Drama.

Suitable for Year 1 - Year 4

One hour workshop

Cost: £80 x1, £120 x2, £180 whole day 

Have you heard of Kenya’s ‘Mama Miti’, The Mother of the Trees?

Be inspired by the true story of a village girl who grew up to lead women to plant millions of trees in Africa.

In troubled times, Wangari faced many dangers and went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Join Jenna for an interactive storytelling session based on the beautiful book by Jeanette Winters.

Help Wangari defend the city’s park from the bulldozers. 

Your class will learn about the many ways trees help us all and will even try their hand at leaf identification. 

Each class will be given their own seeds to take home to plant.

Give three cheers for the incredible Wangari Maathai!

A Year 5 and 6 version of this workshop is also availablebased on the book by Franck Prevot;

WANGARI MAATHAI

The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

90 minute workshop

 

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Meet the Author of
Cloud Tales

One hour literacy and drama workshop

Suitable for Year 1 - Year 4

Cost: £80 x1, £120 x2, £180 whole day 

Each school receives 5 free books 

'Do you know, when clouds make merry shapes, they are actually telling tales to each other? It's true! There is nothing they like better. Cloud spotters like me, love to catch these stories as they float by.

There is just one problem; as clouds have a habit of drifting off, their tales just trail away, before the story is finished.

Perhaps you can invent an ending for each of these tales.'

What can be done about the Welsh dragon with a huge appetite for sheep?

How can Duggie Dog teach thieving Thelma a lesson?

Can you find a happily ever after for Marshmallow Madam?

And just how far will Hilda and Heidi go to claim the crown 'King of the Mountain'?

YOU DECIDE!

Jenna will perform from her book. Your class will then work together to invent and dramatise a wonderful ending to their Cloud Tale.

Along the way Jenna will discuss her top tips for story structure, character, description and tension, to make a cracking yarn.

Your class will be able to ask a real life author any questions on the writing and publishing process.

Park Grove Academy said:

'My class absolutely loved the Cloud Tales session and were all very much engaged. I saw some of the more 'shy' children come out of their shell and also some of the less academic pupils showed a greater confidence, in an environment they could shine in.'

Will Gardiner - Year 1/2 teacher.

 

Thank you to young writers Hannah and Olivia for their own wonderful

Cloud Tales. Keep looking up!

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'Operation Last Hope'

A Fantasy Role-Play for KS2

5 Films, 5 Audio Clips

Teaching Resources and Teaching Notes

Purchase the programme @£60

Galena the Guiding One is recruiting brave explorers for an urgent quest. Who dares take the perilous journey across the kingdom, to save the endangered Lupu bird?

MPA deliver this scheme of work remotely. Galenka sets each task via 'the all seeing orb'.  Each child invents their character for the role-play. There are games to play, riddles to solve and scenes to improvise and draw. On every step of the journey explorers must keep up their journal and reflect on their feelings, with the help of the mood-o-metre. 

This scheme has been designed to build resilience and well being through immersive role-play. It can be carried out in one intense week or throughout a term.

Curriculum areas: PSHE, creative writing, art and wildlife conservation.

Take this incredible journey to save a species, together.

 

 

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Meet the Pepys

The story of 1666

Key Stage One

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £120 x2

Your class will meet the enthusiastic Elizabeth Pepys. She will share the story of her life with her famous husband Samuel and tell of his funny ways!

She will use drama games to explain their fear of the plague. 

She will invite the children to enact the fateful days of the Great Fire of London and demonstrate why the fire spread so quickly. 

Your class will have the opportunity to tell Mrs Pepys how life is, living through a modern pandemic.

'We had a great morning with Mrs Pepys...Thank you @Mudpiearts for a brilliant experience.'

A tweet from Lord Deramore Primary School.

 

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Florence Nightingale

Whole class role-play

Key Stage One

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £100 x2

2020 is celebrating the 200 year  anniversary of the birth of this pioneering nurse. 

Your class will meet Florence Nightingale and hear her remarkable story.

They will then take part in a Scutari hospital role-play, choosing to either train as a nurse or become a wounded soldier.

Everyone will learn about Nightingale's reforms in nursing care and her influence on  health reforms worldwide.

They will also find out about the remarkable determination of Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole.

Let Florence inspire each child in your class to search for their true passion in life!  

 

DATES: Available 2022

 

 

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Titanic Disaster

Whole class role-play

Year 5 - Year 8

Length: Two hours

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £100 per session

This session sensitively re-tells the events of the Titanic tragedy; from Belfast shipbuilding

to the New York inquiry.

Each child will take the part of a real person on board as crew, or as a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class passenger. They will explore the social structure through first hand accounts and images. Everyone will make decisions and debate in role.

Your class will consider what lessons were learnt from the disaster.

Titanic - 'Our children have learnt so much through the creativity and expression of drama. The children loved it!'

Miss Taylor - DHT, Woodthorpe Primary School.

 

DATES: Available 2022

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